ISO Acquires eLiens from Xtria to Automate Insurance Coverage Notifications to Lenders

JERSEY CITY, N.J., August 16, 2005 — ISO has acquired eLIENSTM, a unit of Xtria, LLC. eLIENS provides lien holder and mortgagee notification services for insurance carriers. Xtria is an information technology and services company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Lending institutions that finance the purchase of autos, homes and other property typically require borrowers to maintain minimum levels of insurance coverage. As a lien holder or mortgagee to the property being insured, these lenders are entitled to receive many of the same notices that are sent to policyholders. The result for insurance companies is often a very paper- and labor-intensive notification process.

"eLIENS service automates the tedious, expensive and time-consuming task of processing notifications more accurately and efficiently," said Richard P. Boehning, ISO senior vice president. "This acquisition bolsters ISO's arsenal of underwriting solutions and improves carriers' processing and document administration workflow capability."

Because it is automated, eLIENS also enables insurers to reduce significantly insurers' notification costs and eliminate the expense of returned mail. eLIENS estimates its electronic automated notification service on average cuts insurer notification costs in half.

Boehning assured customers the transfer of eLIENS service would be imperceptible. "Our customers can continue to rely on timely, accurate notification services that they have come to trust," said Boehning.

Headquartered in College Station, Texas, eLIENS will be integrated into ISO's Insurance Information Exchange (iiX) unit, also based in College Station. iiX provides countrywide motor vehicle records to insurers.

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ISO is a leading provider of products and services that help measure, manage and reduce risk. ISO provides data, analytics and decision-support solutions to professionals in many fields, including insurance, finance, real estate, health services, government and human resources. Clients use ISO's databases and services to classify and evaluate a variety of risks and detect potential fraud. In the U.S. and around the world, ISO's services help customers protect people, property and financial assets.

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Contacts:
Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
201-507-9500
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

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