Jacksonville, Fla. -- (July 13, 2011) -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and diversified services, today announced the appointment of Sherwood "Woody" Girion as Senior Vice President, Government Relations.
Mr. Girion most recently served as the California Deputy Commissioner of Insurance, Financial Surveillance Branch and previously served as the Deputy Commissioner of Rate Regulation and the Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Services and Market Conduct. Additionally, Girion was the co-chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners title insurance task force and he established the first consumer services bureau, which was a precursor to the California Department of Insurance Consumer Services and Market Conduct Branch.
Mr. Girion is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and holds a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
"We are pleased to welcome the governmental experience and excellent reputation that Woody Girion will bring to FNF," said Peter T. Sadowski, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. "Woody will be charged with maintaining and improving the strong relationships we share with the state and other regulators with whom we continually interact. We believe that his expertise in providing policy direction on a wide range of issues relevant to our regulators will be a significant benefit to our title insurance operations."
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and diversified services. FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Alamo Title - that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF also provides personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through its specialty insurance business. In addition, among other operations, FNF owns minority interests in Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of global human resources, payroll, benefits and payment solutions and Remy International, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket and original equipment electrical components for automobiles, light trucks, heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles. More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future financial and operating results and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; weakness or adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; our potential inability to find suitable acquisition candidates, acquisitions in lines of business that will not necessarily be limited to our traditional areas of focus, or difficulties in integrating acquisitions; our dependence on distributions from our title insurance underwriters as a main source of cash flow; significant competition that our operating subsidiaries face; compliance with extensive government regulation of our operating subsidiaries; and other risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
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