Saturday, July 26, 2008

Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc. Changes Name to Stewart Title

FORT MEYERS, Fla., Jul 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----With 11 locations, Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc. has served the title industry needs of southwest Florida for the past 27 years. Today Executive Title announced the change of their name to Stewart Title, the parent company who has owned the company for eight years. Stewart is an international company with more than a century of underwriting expertise, financial strength, innovative technology, superior service and consistent real estate closings.

"We have been a part of the Stewart family for many years, and are excited to officially become Stewart Title in our name as well," said Doug Stevens, senior vice president, Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc. "With an established reputation for superior client service and expertise in the industry, this is thrilling new change for our company."

"Although their name is changing, they will continue to offer title policies backed by a title underwriter company which has shown 33 years of consecutive growth in policyholder's surplus and reserves," said Stewart Morris, Jr., president and co-chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corp. "This will enable Executive Title to offer their customers a peace of mind difficult to find in today's volatile market."

Executive Title will operate effective immediately under the new name Stewart Title, with a branding campaign to promote and support the name change to follow.

About Stewart Title

Stewart Title Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC), a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries throughout the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.

SOURCE: Stewart Title Company

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fidelity National Financial starts title insurance business in Mexico

Fidelity National Financial, a provider of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services and information services, has opened its title insurance operation in Mexico, which is named Fidelity National Title de Mexico.

Juan Arroyuelo has been appointed vice president and general manager and Gerardo Martinez has been named as a vice president and CFO of Fidelity National Title de Mexico. Additionally, Luis Unikel, a former risk manager at GE Real Estate, has been named as a vice president and chief underwriter. Fidelity Title Mexico has its principal office in Mexico City.

Raymond Quirk, president of Fidelity National Financial (FNF), said: "We believe Mexico presents a great opportunity for FNF to expand its direct operations to serve the vibrant Mexican market.

"Our local management team is experienced in Mexican title insurance and highly regarded by the Mexican real estate community. They will provide the same level of industry leading service that has earned FNF the loyalty and respect of our thousands of customers for so many years in the US."

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