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The Honorable Jim McDermott 1035 Longworth House Office Building United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

June 23, 2010 Dear Representative McDermott: We, the undersigned, are writing to express our support of H. Con Res.290, designating June 30th as “National ESIGN Day.” The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), Pub. L. No. 106-229, 114 Stat. 464 (2000) (codified at 15 U.S.C. § 7001 et seq.) was enacted on June 30, 2000, to ensure that a signature, contract, or other record relating to a transaction may not be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability solely because it is in electronic form. June 30, 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the enactment of ESIGN. Based on ESIGN, companies are implementing full scale solutions in multiple sectors, and are realizing the benefits of electronic transactions. These benefits include:        Improved Customer Satisfaction: Consumer gains in terms of ease of use, convenience, transaction speed, reduced costs and customer experience. Velocity: Significantly increased transaction speed and closure rates, saving time and money for businesses. Transparency: Parties to the transaction are able to see the transaction progressing in real-time, reducing transaction “breakage.” Reduced Transaction Costs: Savings result from reduced need to re-key information and store contracts in paper at a physical locale. Accuracy: Assured, predictable outcomes with fewer errors and faster error detection and corrections. Compliance: Process management “built in” to transactions, so that required disclosures, storage retention times, and notifications can be executed programmatically, and not forgotten. Reduction of Business “Carbon Footprint:” Eliminating the need to produce, process, transport, maintain, destroy or dispose of paper transaction documents.

H. Con. Res. 290 recognizes the previous contribution made by the Congress to the adoption of modern solutions that keep our nation on the leading technological edge; and reaffirms the Congress’s commitment to facilitating interstate and foreign commerce in an increasingly digital world.

Representative McDermott June 23, 2010 Page 2 We urge your support of the establishment of National ESIGN Day. DocuSign, Inc. Electronic Signature and Records Association Consumer Mortgage Coalition National Association of REALTORS Insured Retirement Institute CML America USAA Adobe Systems Sallie Mae Fidelity National Financial Fiserv eOriginal Silanis Technology AlphaTrust Corporation AssureSign, LLC Amica Mutual Insurance Company First Marblehead Flagstar Bank Quicken Loans IMM Stewart Lender Services

Representative McDermott June 23, 2010 Page 3 Ellie Mae MERS MISMO EverBank SigniaDocs, Inc. Encomia Direct Mortgage Corp. Digital Docs, Inc. Relevant Technologies Magnolia Technologies Simplifile eSignSystems- a division of Wave Systems Corp. Realtime Solutions Group, LLC Lending Tree Pennsylvania Association of Notaries

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