Len Franco, Joins Stewart Lender Services as Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Oct. 20, 2008) – Stewart Lender Services, Inc. (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, announced the appointment of Len Franco, as Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager.

SLS is a nationwide provider of mortgage origination and post-closing services fulfilling the needs of residential lenders throughout the loan origination, closing, funding and servicing processes.  

In his new role, Franco will be responsible for long-term strategic planning and management of SLS’s national account executives. He will focus on securing SLS’s position as the preferred settlement services provider among new national clients within the nation’s top 20 lenders. Franco will also center his attention on increasing performance and growth with existing clients.

“We are pleased to have Len join our team and we look forward to the leadership and direction he will provide,” stated Jason Nadeau, President and CEO of Stewart Lender Services.

Franco has extensive industry experience, having spent the past 10 years with First American Corporation, as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager for National Lenders Advantage, a division of First American Title Insurance Company. He also held management roles with Informative Research Inc. and UCB Inc.

About Stewart Lender Services

Stewart Lender Services, Inc. (SLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, is a leading provider of mortgage information and services that accelerate loan origination process and reduce costs associated with post closing and loan servicing functions. SLS' suite of products and services includes: credit, valuation products, nationwide title and settlement services, electronic mortgage documentation solutions and background checks. More information can be found at www.stewartlenderservices.com.

About Stewart

Stewart Title Company 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 throughout 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.