First American Financial declares regular quarterly dividend

September 3, 1996, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

At its August meeting, the board of directors of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) declared a regular quarterly dividend of 18 cents per Common share. The dividend is payable October 15, 1996, to shareholders of record on September 30, 1996.

The company has paid a cash dividend every year since 1909.

The First American Financial Corporation, based in Santa Ana, California, is the nation's leading provider of real estate-related financial and informational services. The corporation's subsidiaries include First American Title Insurance Company, an international title insurer, First American Real Estate Information Services, Inc., which offers tax monitoring, credit reporting, flood certification, mortgage loan servicing systems and property information services nationally, and First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation, a home warranty company. The corporation also operates First American Trust Company and First Security Thrift Company in Southern California. First American Financial has more than 10,000 employees in over 400 branch offices in the United States and abroad.