Stewart Title Ltd. opens new office in Milan, Italy

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Caterina Tosello appointed as country and regional market manager

LONDON (September 28, 2009) - Stewart Title Ltd., the underwriter for UK, European, Australian and New Zealand transactions for Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE-STC), announces the opening of its office in Milan, Italy and the appointment of Caterina Tosello as country and regional market director. Ms. Tosello will be responsible for developing and maintaining Stewart Title’s business in Italy.  

“Stewart Title is pleased to open an office in Italy and welcomes Caterina to this new role,” said Steven M. Lessack, chief executive officer, Stewart Title Ltd. “By establishing a local presence in Italy, Stewart will be able to fully support the growing demand for our various products in this market.”

Ms. Tosello joins Stewart Title with more than eight years of experience as an associate at law firms in Italy handling commercial real estate transactions, including cross-border transactions that represented a diversity of industries. Ms. Tosello graduated from the Law School of Ferrara University, was admitted to the Italian bar in 2004 and earned her Ph.D. in law from Pisa University in 2005. 

“With her extensive experience closing commercial transactions, Caterina’s addition to Stewart Title strengthens our commitment to provide clients with local, experienced experts who can find solutions to close even the most complicated deals,” concludes Lessack.

To reduce risk and improve efficiency in residential and commercial conveyancing and re-mortgage transactions, Stewart Title offers a full range of legal indemnity products to solicitors, lenders and property owners including a gap policy, a single-risk indemnity policy and escrow services. 

Stewart Title is a title insurance leader in Europe with more than EUR eight billion in transactions completed over the last five years throughout Europe. The company specializes in cross-border transactions and solving market specific issues with local expertise and customized underwriting, and has regulatory approval to underwrite across the European Union.
Ms. Tosello can be reached at Via Conservatorio 22, 20122 Milan, Italy; mobile: +39 335 538 4607; office: +39 02 772 97539; email: ctosello@stewart.com; or web: www.stewarttitlelimited.com.

About Stewart Title Ltd.

Stewart Title Ltd. is a title insurance company regulated by the Financial Services Authority and registered in England and Wales under number 2770166. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Stewart Title Ltd. is the primary underwriter of UK, European, Australian and New Zealand transactions.  The company’s operations are headquartered in London with offices throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Stewart Title Ltd. delivers a host of legal indemnity products, streamlining the conveyancing and closing process and helping solicitors creatively overcome difficult title situations. More information can be found at www.stewarttitlelimited.com.

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a customer-driven, technology-enabled, strategically competitive, real estate information, title insurance and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and 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.

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