Stewart Information Services Corporation increases annual cash dividend by 63 percent to $0.75 per share

November 20, 2005

HOUSTON, -- The Board of Directors of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC - News) today declared a regular annual cash dividend of $.75 per share, payable Dec. 20, 2005, to Common stockholders of record on Dec. 6, 2005. This represents an increase of 63 percent since last year.

Stewart Information Services Corporation is a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company providing title insurance and related information services through more than 8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and a number of 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 www.stewart.com.

Source: Stewart Information Services Corporation


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