REIData Inc. Reorganizes to Better Deploy Stewart's Real Estate and Title Information Services

September 15, 2006

REIData Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., has created new title plant services and divisions, added an affiliate company and realigned a number of key functions.

"These organizational realignments will help us better focus on the completion of our national real estate portal as well as the deployment of our automated title search products to Stewart Title offices across the country," said Hank Rush, president and chief executive officer, REIData. "We see this move as pivotal for continuing to grow our business with title professionals and with residential and commercial real estate professionals."

The title plant services division, currently a business unit based in San Antonio, Texas, with a satellite office in Chicago, focuses on regional title plant operations. Kevin Beach, a 28-year title industry veteran who came to REIData in September 2005, has been named division president, reporting to Rush.

The new division will handle all business activities for the real estate information portal. New division president Cathy Bell has been with the Stewart organization for 15 years, much of that time as the face of real estate information for the realty services market segment in Texas. She most recently served as vice president of REIData market management. Reporting to Bell will be the managers for sales and customer relationship management, customer service and a new operations unit. In addition, a new operations unit will handle product development, data management, and other operational activities.

A new technology team reporting to Rush will be headed by vice president, Matthew Childress, and will handle development and level 2 support of national Web portal and all REIData applications products.

Previously announced is the addition of Stewart Re-Source Inc. as a new subsidiary, with its president, Kas Ebrahim, reporting to Rush. In addition, Information Services of Illinois LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between REIData and the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois, will remain under the REIData umbrella.

Source: REIData

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