Five subsidiaries of First American Title Insurance Company merge into the parent company


January 28, 1991, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

As a result of a merger of five of First American Title Insurance Company's subsidiaries into the parent, an established title insurer in the District of Columbia area will be using a new name.

Columbia Real Estate Title Insurance Company will now be known as First American Title Insurance Company. The merger serves to increase the financial strength backing the policies of all of the companies involved.

First American acquired Columbia in 1987. The company was organized in 1881, the only title insurance firm chartered in Washington, D.C. The company also has offices in Maryland and Virginia.

The merger also affects First American Title Guaranty of Wyoming; First American Title Insurance Company of Arizona; First American Title Insurance Company of the Mid-West; and Universal Title Insurance Company in Minnesota. All of the companies except Universal will now do business as First American Title Insurance Company.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1989. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, it offers title services through a network of more than 5,500 offices or agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. National headquarters of First American are located in Santa Ana, California.

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