FNF Group Reports Second Quarter 2016 Diluted EPS of $0.67 and Adjusted Diluted EPS of $0.74, Pre-Tax Title Margin of 15.4% and Adjusted Pre-Tax Title Margin of 16.5%

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity National Financial, Inc. today reported the operating results of FNF Group  (NYSE: FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016.

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“This quarter clearly highlights the earnings power of our title insurance business,” said Chairman William P. Foley, II.  “We experienced continued mid-single digit growth in the purchase market, a slight decline in commercial revenue and lower refinance closings, yet we still were able to generate a 16.5% adjusted pre-tax title margin.  With the decline in interest rates in late June, we have already begun to see a meaningful increase in refinance openings in the last three weeks, which bodes well for improved third quarter refinance closings.  As we enter the second half of 2016, we will continue to strive to maximize earnings from our operations and remain the most profitable title insurance company in the country.

“Black Knight continued its strong financial performance this quarter, generating revenue of $256 million and adjusted EBITDA of $114 million, for a 45.2% adjusted EBITDA margin.  FNF’s Black Knight ownership stake is currently worth approximately $3.2 billion, or more than $11 per FNF share.” 

Conference Call
We will host a call with investors and analysts to discuss second quarter 2016 FNF Group results on Thursday, July 21, 2016, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  A live webcast of the conference call will be available on the Events and Multimedia page of the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com.  The conference call replay will be available via webcast through the FNF Investor Relations website at www.fnf.com.  The telephone replay will be available from 12:30 p.m. Eastern time on July 21, 2016, through July 28, 2016, by dialing 800-475-6701 (USA) or 320-365-3844 (International).  The access code will be 396730.

About Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is organized into two groups, FNF Group (NYSE: FNF) and FNFV Group (NYSE: FNFV).  FNF is a leading provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries.  FNF is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters – Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title, Alamo Title and National Title of New York – that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States.  FNF also provides industry-leading mortgage technology solutions and transaction services, including MSP®, the leading residential mortgage servicing technology platform in the U.S., through its majority-owned subsidiaries, Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. and ServiceLink Holdings, LLC.  FNFV holds majority and minority equity investment stakes in a number of entities, including American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC, Ceridian HCM, Inc., Digital Insurance, Inc. and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc.  More information about FNF and FNFV can be found at www.fnf.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is the term used to refer to the standard framework of guidelines for financial accounting. GAAP includes the standards, conventions, and rules accountants follow in recording and summarizing transactions and in the preparation of financial statements. In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided non-GAAP financial measures, which it believes are useful to help investors better understand its financial performance, competitive position and prospects for the future. These non-GAAP measures include earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA), adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation as a percent of adjusted revenue (Adjusted EBITDA margin), adjusted net earnings, adjusted EPS and free cash flow.

Any non-GAAP measures should be considered in context with the GAAP financial presentation and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP net earnings. Further, FNF’s non-GAAP measures may be calculated differently from similarly titled measures of other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to related GAAP measures are provided below.

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
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.

This press release should be read in conjunction with the press release filed for the results of FNFV on this same date as well as the risks detailed in the “Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of the Company’s Form 10-Q, 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SOURCE Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

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