First American Title announces the retirement of Carl Hasselwander as regional ...

February 8, 1995, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

President Parker S. Kennedy of First American Title Insurance Company regretfully announces the retirement of Carl A. Hasselwander of Rochester, Michigan, as regional vice president for the Mid-West region. He will remain a member of the company's board of directors.

"Carl has done a truly great job throughout his career with First American," said Kennedy. "His presence in the Mid-West has been key to our consistent growth and profitability in that region. We will benefit from his continued input on the board and certainly wish him the best in his retirement."

Hasselwander has been a member of the board since January of 1993 and a regional vice president of First American since 1982, when the company bought his employer, St. Paul Title Insurance Corporation. At that time he was named president of First American Title Insurance Company of the Mid-West and given responsibility for business development in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin. In 1991, the Mid-West subsidiary was merged into First American Title Insurance Company.

Hasselwander began his title career as a title examiner in 1955 with Burton Abstract and Title Company where he became branch and agency manager after five years. When Burton was bought by St. Paul Title, he was promoted immediately to vice president-Michigan underwriting. He had been appointed division counsel by the time First American bought the company. A native of Detroit, Hasselwander holds both bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from the University of Michigan.

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 300 offices and 4,000 agents in all 50 states. It also provides title services abroad in the Bahama Islands, Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. National headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California.