Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. Announces Increased Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.30
Jacksonville, Fla. -- (October 25, 2006) -- Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. (NYSE: FNT), a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, which represents a $0.01, or 3.4%, increase over the previous quarterly cash dividend of $0.29 per share. The dividend will be payable December 28, 2006 to stockholders of record as of December 14, 2006.
Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. (NYSE: FNT) is a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. FNT is one of the nation's largest title insurance companies through its title insurance underwriters Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title that issue approximately 29 percent of all title insurance policies in the United States. FNT also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through it specialty insurance business. FNT also is a leading provider of outsourced claims management services to large corporate and public sector entities through its minority-owned subsidiary, Sedgwick CMS. More information about Fidelity National Title Group can be found at www.fntg.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; compliance with extensive regulations; regulatory investigations of the title insurance industry; our business concentration in the State of California, the source of over 20% of our title insurance premiums; our dependence on distributions from our title insurance underwriters as our main source of cash flow; competition from other title insurance companies; and other risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Fidelity National Title Group, Inc.
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