MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE: MTG), mourns the loss of William H. Lacy, retired chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), who passed away on August 28, 2016 of respiratory failure.
On behalf of MGIC, non-executive chairman Curt Culver said:
"It is with great sadness that we announce today the passing of my friend and colleague, Bill Lacy. His thoughtful leadership saw MGIC through tremendous changes, and helped shape the company into the industry leader that it remains to this day. On behalf of our Board of Directors, executive management team and employees, we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to his family."
Mr. Lacy's distinguished career with MGIC spanned 28 years, and he was admired and respected for his tenacity and drive. He was appointed president and CEO in 1987. Under his leadership, MGIC emphasized quality underwriting and outstanding customer service which resulted in strong growth in sales and long-term profits.
MGIC (www.mgic.com), the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation, serves lenders throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and other locations helping families achieve homeownership sooner by making affordable low-down-payment mortgages a reality. At July 31, 2016, MGIC had $178.2 billion of primary insurance in force covering approximately one million mortgages.
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SOURCE MGIC Investment Corporation