INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - April 06, 2016) - Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM), a leading publicly traded mortgage company focused on originating, financing and servicing U.S. residential mortgage loans, today announced that Michael Bender has returned to the company and been named East Regional Manager. In this role, he will lead the East Region's Third Party Origination sales teams, selling products in the company's four TPO channels -- broker, non-delegated correspondent, delegated correspondent and bulk mandatory. He will report directly to John Pantalone, SVP TPO Eastern Division.

Commenting on Mr. Bender, Steve Landes, Stonegate Mortgage EVP and National Director of Sales said, "Michael brings the skillset necessary to help grow TPO sales in the east region. We are happy to have him on our team and are confident that his innovative leadership style will contribute to Stonegate Mortgage's position as a leader in the mortgage industry."

Mr. Bender has over 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Most recently, he worked as Regional Sales Director at ACH Trust, a division of Towne Mortgage. Previously, he served as Business Development Manager at Stonegate Mortgage, as well as Business Development Manager at ICBA Mortgage and Regional Manager at Genworth Home Equity.

"I'm looking forward to assuming my role as the East Regional Manager of TPO sales for Stonegate Mortgage," said Mr. Bender. "With superior customer service and competitive pricing and products, Stonegate Mortgage is focused on exceeding expectations."

About Stonegate Mortgage Corporation

Founded in 2005, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM) is a leading, publicly traded, mortgage company that originates, finances and services agency and non-agency residential mortgages through its network of retail offices and approved third party originators. Stonegate Mortgage also provides financing through its fully integrated warehouse lending platform, NattyMac. Stonegate Mortgage's operational excellence, financial strength, dedication to customer service and commitment to technology have positioned the firm as a leading provider in the housing finance market.

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Sloane & Company (on behalf of Stonegate Mortgage Corporation)
Whit Clay, 212-446-1864

Source: Stonegate Mortgage Corporation