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National Land Title Insurance Co. adds Stremmel as chief operating officer

HOUSTON (Feb. 27, 2007) – National Land Title Insurance Co. has added 20-year title industry veteran Cole Stremmel as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will oversee daily operations, evaluate new agent growth opportunities and implement  strategic initiatives for the company.

"We are a relatively small underwriter focused exclusively on independent title agencies," said Stremmel. "We will continue to attract independent agents for National Land Title Insurance Co. by delivering outstanding individual attention, providing advanced technology solutions, and developing forward-thinking products and services to save our agents time and money."

Stremmel most recently spent several years with the LandAmerica Financial Group as a vice president where he held the positions of Midwest operations manager, Denver retail manager and Chicago retail manager. Prior to that time, Stremmel had worked for a number of years with his family’s title insurance company, Real Estate Index (REI) Inc., located in Evanston, Ill. 

"Cole brings a wealth of experience and insight into running an underwriter and serving independent agents," said Tom Sagehorn, president and chief executive officer, National Land Title Insurance Co. "He is a second-generation title person from a very successful title family and is well-equipped to take on this national leadership role as we grow this company strategically across the nation."

Stremmel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and his MBA from The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

About National Land Title Insurance Co.

National Land Title Insurance Co. (NLTIC) was purchased by Stewart Title Guaranty Co. in 1999 and is the successor to a title insurance underwriter licensed in 1971. It was relocated in 2005 to Illinois. NLTIC is an entrepreneurial, flexible title insurer that is growing across the country. 

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-oriented, 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 9,500 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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