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FCT Named a "Great Place to Work" for the Second Year in a Row

OAKVILLE, Ontario, April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of the "Top 50 Best Workplaces" in Canada for the second consecutive year as part of its 2016 Best Workplaces list. FCT remains the first and only title insurance company to make the "Top 50 Best Workplaces" list. In addition, FCT was named one of the "Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women" in Canada.

"I am very proud of this recognition. But, I'm most proud of what it represents – the endorsement by our employees that we are one of Canada's Best Workplaces," said Michael LeBlanc, chief executive officer, FCT. "We strive to create an environment that makes people feel engaged, appreciated and motivated to succeed. The fact that we've made this list two years in a row and we've now been named a Best Workplace for Women indicates our people feel we're delivering on our commitment to them."

FCT was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year. Applicant companies must participate in an employee survey and respond to an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices that is closely evaluated by the Great Place to Work Institute.

FCT has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Best Workplaces" in Canada under the Large and Multinational category and a "Top 50 Best Workplace for Women" because of its commitment to building an environment where all employees have the opportunity to excel in their work. FCT's employee benefits and recognition programs, along with its dedication to communities through its FCT Charitable Foundation across Canada, are just some of the ways in which it demonstrates that commitment.

This is the 11th year that the Great Place to Work® Institute has announced its Best Workplaces list in Canada.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We are a research and consulting firm whose mission is to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including workplace certification and Best Workplaces lists, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual 100 Best Workplaces list, released in a national feature in the Globe and Mail. This is part of the world's largest annual workplace study, which culminates in a series of national lists in almost 50 countries, including the study's flagship list of 100 Best companies published annually in Fortune magazine.

Globally, this survey represents the voices of 11 million employees, including approximately 300,000 from Canada alone. It's what makes this study so credible: the primary determinant used in selecting winners is an employee survey. There's only one way to get on this list – and that's if your employees put you there.

About FCT

Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 1,250 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.

The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada's Top 50 Best Workplaces by for two consecutive years (2015, 2016) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. FCT's parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named by Fortune® magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America in 2016.

For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.

† The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd., which provides title and valuation insurance with the exception of commercial policies, which are provided jointly by FCT Insurance Company Ltd. and First American Title Insurance Company. Services by First Canadian Title Company Limited.

CONTACT: Michelle Antunes FCT (905) 287-3165 mantunes@fct.ca Jean-Claude Roy FCT (514) 744-1210 jeroy@fct.ca

Source: First Canadian Title