Stewart Title Co. Has Acquired Security Title of Billings, Montana

May 18, 2004

HOUSTON, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stewart Title Co., a subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC - News), has acquired Security Title of Billings, Mont. Existing key management and staff have remained with the company.

"We are so pleased to have the Security Title people on board with our Mountain States region," said Lee Ann Fenske, Montana/Idaho division manager.

Security Title opened its doors 12 years ago with Paul McCann as the general manager and Jan Hansen as the escrow manager. Today, Security Title has grown to be Billings' largest title agency, with 28 professionals providing "Yes, We Can!" customer service.

"Joining Stewart Title will improve our ability to serve our customers," said McCann. "We are all excited about Stewart's national presence and leading technology. Our associates are also pleased with Stewart's training and benefit program.

"Most of all, our associates enjoy the fact that Stewart Title's management recognizes them as our company's greatest asset," added McCann. "We are honored to be included in Stewart Title's reputation of excellence and integrity."

Source: Stewart Information Services Corp

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North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents.