JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services and diversified services, today announced that John D. Rood has been elected to its Board of Directors at its 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Mr. Rood is the founder and Chairman of The Vestcor Companies, Inc., a real estate firm with 30 years of experience in multi-family housing development and investment. Mr. Rood currently serves on the board of Alico, Inc. He also serves as a Governor on the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State of Florida University system and on several private boards. From 2004-2007, Mr. Rood served as the United States Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and from 1999-2004 he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Mr. Rood replaces General William Lyon, who has retired from the FNF Board of Directors after 15 years of service.
"We are excited to welcome John Rood as a member of our board," said FNF Chairman William P. Foley, II. "John's knowledge and expertise in the real estate industry, his leadership role as a United States Ambassador and his experience as a director on boards of both public and private companies will be a great addition to our board. We also would like to thank General Lyon for his dedication and service to the FNF board for the last fifteen years."
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services 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 owns a 55% stake in American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, a family and casual dining restaurant owner and operator of the O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurant, Max & Erma's, Village Inn, and Bakers Square concepts. FNF also owns an 87% stake in J. Alexander's, LLC, an upscale dining restaurant owner and operator of the J. Alexander's and Stoney River Legendary Steaks concepts. In addition, FNF also owns a 51% stake in 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. FNF also owns a minority interest in Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of global human capital management and payment solutions. 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.
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