™ anticipates 4 million transactions in 2006

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HOUSTON (July 28, 2006) -, Ultima Corporation's Web portal for publishing land records and title plant information, has processed more than 2.5 million transactions through June of this year with 4 million transactions anticipated by the end of 2006.

"We surpassed one million transactions last year," says Neal Morris, Internet services director for Ultima. "Our customers, representing 86 counties across the Unites States, have not only made their land records available on the Internet, they have directed efforts in their individual markets towards increasing the usage of" customers and subscribers include both title companies and counties. Users of include title companies and their staff, mortgage companies, real estate professionals, banks, and members of the public who access land records via county subscribers.

"Title companies who discover the benefits of realize a contribution to their overall financial success while users benefit from searching online with premium features," added Morris. "We are happy for our customers and their clients at the success of"

Users across the World Wide Web search land records and related documents, employing such search criteria as document number, book and page, property address, name and legal description. Advanced searching features are also available such as phone book and hyper-link name searching, range of dates, book and page range, instrument types, SoundEX and initial name matching. recently released its Professional User Interface, delivering high level functionality for the title professional. Its features include SearchManager™ and Advanced Search Analysis™. SearchManager is an order-centric workspace allowing search results to be sorted, printed, and emailed to the examiner's specifications. Advanced Search Analysis applies user-defined rules to identify examination issues and to create requirements and exceptions. SearchManager and Advanced Search Analysis optimize examiner efficiency and productivity.

Evan Quiros, CEO of Border Title in Laredo, Texas, has been publishing his title plant on the Internet for more than two years via "We have more than doubled our online transactions from a year ago. And our users especially appreciate the 24-hour access and superior searching capabilities offered by eTitleSearch," said Quiros.

For more information on how to better utilize your title plant, visit or contact Ultima's Neal Morris or Steve Culver at (800) 528-4853.

About Ultima

Ultima Corp., a subsidiary of Stewart Information Systems Corp., has been developing imaging and indexing software for the title industry since 1991. The company is headquartered in Hardy, Ark. For information about Ultima Corp., call (800) 528-4853 or visit

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 9,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, 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


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