Stewart Title Acquires Brief Convey Software

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TORONTO (
November 5, 2008) Stewart Title Guaranty Co., a leader in the Canadian title insurance industry, announced today that they have purchased Brief Convey, a leading-edge conveyancing software developed by Brief Legal Software Inc. that enables lawyers and notaries to process residential real estate transactions efficiently while providing competitive pricing to their clients.

“Purchasing Brief Convey was a natural fit for Stewart Title and Brief Legal Software,” says Marco Polsinelli, senior vice president and general manager, Canadian Division. “Brief Legal has established a reputation of providing software solutions that are focused on the needs of the legal and real estate communities. Stewart Title is a long time supporter of these communities and is pleased to integrate our title insurance with a software designed to make the conveyancing process more efficient for lawyers and notaries.”

Stewart Title will be responsible for the marketing, development, and expansion of Brief Convey with support from the Brief Legal principals who will assist in the transition of this product to Stewart Title.

“We are pleased to have sold Brief Convey to a company with a proven reputation for supporting the legal and real estate communities,” says Ken Fiedler, vice president - business development, Brief Legal Software Inc. “We are committed to working with Stewart Title’s product development and business development teams to ensure Brief Convey remains a leading choice for lawyers and notaries.”

As a powerful and flexible conveyancing application for British Colombia real estate professionals, Brief Convey meets document generation needs, is integrated with BC OnLine, and enables the user to maintain control of their data.

“Brief Convey has provided our staff with the best conveyance software that includes a one-step process to file electronic documents with the Land Title Office, as the software logs you into BC OnLine with your documents attached,” says Tony Spagnuolo, Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers. “It means we can streamline the entire process and serve our clients quicker. It is a significant competitive advantage.”

Brief Convey is currently available in British Columbia with an upcoming release in other select Western Canada provinces.  The acquisition will be seamless and for clients already using the application, it will be business as usual.

More information on Brief Convey can be found at www.stewart.ca/briefconvey.

About Stewart Title Guaranty Co. (Canada)

Stewart Title Guaranty Co. is a leader in the Canadian title insurance industry and was licensed to operate in all Canadian provinces and territories in 1988. Stewart Title’s Canadian Division is headquartered in Toronto with regional operations offices located from coast-to-coast. Best known for its innovative technology systems that enhance the real estate closing process, Stewart Title helps its customers increase efficiency and decrease costs by offering value-added title insurance products for residential and commercial properties. To find out more about Stewart Title visit www.stewart.ca.

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 our network of company-owned offices and independent agencies across the United States and in most 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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