Stewart Information Services Corp. ( NYSE-STC) has been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of the leading companies in Houston in the publication’s annual Chronicle 100 list. Stewart secured the third spot on the public company list, which ranked companies based on financial results from the 2012 fiscal year. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our continued financial gains in the Chronicle 100 list,” said Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart. “Over the past 120 years, we have continually provided our customers peace of mind and reassurance with their real estate transactions. We look forward to future growth in Houston and around the globe as we provide our customers with best-in-class real estate services.” To create the list, independent financial research company S&P Capital IQ collected and analyzed financial results from Houston-based publically traded companies. The companies were then ranked based on total revenue, earnings-per-share growth, annual revenue growth and one-year total return to shareholders on a dividend-reinvested basis. To qualify, companies must have shown a profit for 2012 and maintained a stock price over a dollar. Companies also must have headquarters in the Houston area and be publically traded on one of the major stock exchanges. About Stewart Stewart Information Services Corp. ( NYSE-STC) is a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news. Forward-looking statements. Certain statements in this report are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to future, not past, events and often address our expected future business and financial performance. These statements often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will" or other similar words. Forward-looking statements by their nature are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to respond to and implement technology changes, including the completion of the implementation of our enterprise systems our ability to timely and cost-effectively respond to significant industry changes and introduce new products and services. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof, except as may be required by applicable law.
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