Stewart Title Limited names new chief executive officer and opens new office in London, England

HOUSTON (Nov. 30, 2005) - Stewart Title Limited has announced the appointment of Steven Lessack as the company's new chief executive officer and the opening of its new executive office in London, England.

Stewart Title Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Co.

"We are delighted that Steve has accepted this position," said Michael B. Skalka, chairman of the board of directors, Stewart Title Limited. "His experience and track record in the industry, in the United States, Australia and Canada, makes him a great choice as our new chief executive officer."

An industry veteran, Lessack has more than 25 years of title insurance experience, most recently overseeing the development of Stewart’s Canadian operations, which Lessack will continue to manage.

The new London office will oversee United Kingdom operations as well as the international activities of Stewart Title Limited, which presently include Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania and Australia.

"Although we are very excited about the London office, our office in Exeter will remain the foundation of our processing operations for all offices throughout the United Kingdom including the north of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland," said Lessack.

Stewart Title Limited is located at 6 Henrietta St., Covent Garden, London, UK, WC2E 8PS, tel: +44 (0) 20 7010 7820, and on the Web at

About Stewart Title Limited

Stewart Title Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. and Stewart's primary underwriter for European transactions. Stewart Title Limited delivers a host of title indemnity products, streamlining the conveyance process and helping solicitors creatively overcome difficult title situations.

About Stewart

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in 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, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at