Stewart Title Limited Names New Chief Executive Officer and Opens New Office in London, England

December 1, 2005

HOUSTON, -- Stewart Title Limited announced the appointment of Steven Lessack as the company's new chief executive officer and the opening of its new executive office in London, England. Stewart Title Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Co.

"We are delighted that Steve has accepted this position," said Michael B. Skalka, chairman of the board of directors, Stewart Title Limited. "His experience and track record in the industry, in the United States, Australia and Canada, makes him a great choice as our new chief executive officer."

The new London office will oversee United Kingdom operations as well as the international activities of Stewart Title Limited, which presently include Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Romania and Australia.

"Although we are very excited about the London office, our office in Exeter will remain the foundation of our processing operations for all offices throughout the United Kingdom including the north of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland," said Lessack.

Source: Stewart Title Limited