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Stewart Names John Frates as the New Northeast States Agency District Manager


Stewart Title Guaranty Company today announced that John Frates has been
appointed as the new Northeast States District Manager. In his new role,
Frates will be responsible for all Agency Operations in New York and New
Jersey, and also serve as President and General Counsel of Stewart Title
Insurance Company, New York.

"John's knowledge and leadership have been integral to our continued
success in the Northeast," said Patrick Beall, Group President, Stewart.
"The opportunity to leverage his talent further into the Agency side of
our business will help us serve our independent agents at a much higher
level. We are very pleased to have John take on these roles."

Frates will also continue to lead Stewart underwriters as the Regional
Underwriting Counsel in New York and New Jersey.

"John and his team will bring seamless, best in class service to our
independent agents in New York and New Jersey," said John Killea, Chief
Legal Officer, Stewart Information Services Corp.

With John's expanded role Stewart has elevated two experienced senior
underwriters, Jutta Deeney and Doug Goss, to take on new roles as
Regional Underwriting Counsel for New England and the Mid-Atlantic
states, respectively.

Frates has worked in the title insurance industry since 1985 as a title
closer, examiner and reader. Since joining Stewart in 1998, Frates has
held many roles as an operations manager, and New York State Counsel,
executive vice president and general counsel for the New York
Underwriter, and as Senior Vice President and Regional Underwriting
Counsel/Senior Underwriter for Stewart Title Guaranty Company for New
England and Mid-Atlantic regions. He is a member of the New York State
Land Title Association (NYSLTA) executive committee, past president of
the Title Insurance Rate Service Associations, Inc. (TIRSA), and a
member of the New York State, and Connecticut Bar Associations. Frates
earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and his J.D. from the
University of Dayton School of Law.

Frates will continue working out of the New York offices located at 300
East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, and can be reached at

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