Lenders First Choice Opens Orlando Operations Center to Accommodate Volume and Continued Growth

November 3, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenders First Choice (LFC), a national provider of settlement services and title insurance, has opened a new operations center in Orlando, Fla. The 25,000 square foot space will house 240 employees by the end of 2005. Once this center reaches full capacity LFC will have a total of 1,000 employees nationwide.

"After assessing our current volume and charting our expected growth, we identified the need for expansion," said Bill Moody, president of Lenders First Choice. "The Orlando Operations center helps accommodate our current transaction volume and provides greater capacity as we continue growing, enabling more lenders to take advantage of our services. Furthermore, the new center enables us to continue our long term plan of servicing our lender partners in the time zone in which they are located."

In addition to its Orlando Operations center, LFC boasts operations centers in Simi Valley, Calif., Stockton, Calif. and Frisco, Texas. The Orlando operations center is located at 260 Wekiva Springs Road, Longwood. In addition to local employment opportunities, this new center is expected to increase revenue for local governments and increase travel and tourism dollars from visiting business people. The local universities, including Central Florida University, provide an ample source of talented young business people to help service more lenders.

Jeff Harvey serves as senior vice president of Florida Operations and leads the operations center in Orlando.

Source: Lenders First Choice

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