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Barkley named North Carolina underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Co.

HOUSTON (Oct. 25, 2007) – Jane S. Barkley has been named North Carolina underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. (STGC)

Barkley most recently served for eight years as underwriting counsel for Stewart Title of the Carolinas, the Charlotte, N.C., Stewart-owned office. In her new position with the national title insurance underwriter, Barkley will be working with both North Carolina independent issuing agencies and local Stewart offices.

She has 20 years of legal experience with real estate transactions, having served as lead counsel for lenders, limited partnerships, private purchasers, attorneys and other real estate clients. In addition, she has experience as counsel with another national underwriter. Barkley has hands-on experience in both urban and rural counties throughout the middle and western districts of the state.

“We are very pleased to have Jane as part of the STGC team in North Carolina as underwriting counsel,” said Hugh C. Talton Jr., STGC North Carolina state manager. “Her knowledge and experience will be a great benefit to STGC, our agencies and our customers.”

Barkley received her undergraduate degree from Guilford College and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars dealing with title insurance, real estate and related topics.

Her background includes serving for four years as hearing officer for all of Mecklenburg County’s foreclosures in addition to working as assistant city attorney in Charlotte, helping to amass land for Bank of America Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers.

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), 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 more than 9,500 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 http://www.stewart.com/.

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