The First American Financial Corporation names Thomas A. Klemens vice president


January 6, 1993, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Thomas A. Klemens of San Juan Capistrano has been named vice president of The First American Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FAMR). The appointment makes him one of five officers of the company, which is the parent of First American Title Insurance Company, First American Real Estate Tax Service, Inc., and First American Trust Company.

Klemens joined the corporate staff of First American Title Insurance Company in 1985 as vice president-controller. Previously, Klemens had been senior vice president and chief financial officer of a major building and development company in Southern California. Earlier he had spent four years at the international headquarters of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation as vice president and chief financial officer. He also had several years experience as an auditor with Price Waterhouse early in his career.

A certified public accountant since 1975, Klemens received a bachelor's in accounting from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs and the National Association of Accountants.

The First American Financial Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is a leading provider of real estate financial services, including title insurance, tax monitoring and home warranty services, to real property buyers and mortgage lenders. The company also operates a trust and banking business in Southern California. The company offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

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