Stewart Acquires Bromstad Abstract & Title Co. of Eureka Springs, Ark.

June 18, 2002

HOUSTON, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stewart Title Co., has acquired Bromstad Abstract & Title Co. of Eureka Springs, Ark. Existing key management and staff will remain with the office.

"Bromstad Abstract and Title has served the people of Carroll County since 1886," said Mike Harris, Arkansas division manager of Stewart Title Guaranty Co. "They have an excellent base of operations, working through one of the state's first computerized title plants. We are looking forward to working together to grow our business in the northwest Arkansas market."

"Stewart has an excellent reputation for leadership in the title industry," said Susan Clark, office manager. "With their support, we will be able to provide an even higher level of service to our customers, the real estate professionals, lenders, builders and attorneys of Carroll County."

Former owner Wade Williams will stay with the firm as a consultant and will continue his law practice.

Source: Stewart Information Services Corp.

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