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The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) announced today that its principal subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, has acquired 100 percent of the issued and outstanding stock of Home Title Company of Mason County, Inc., announced Parker S. Kennedy, president of the company.

Home Title, which was founded in Shelton, Washington, in 1973, has been renamed First American Title Insurance Company. The new acquisition will serve the Mason County cities and towns of Shelton, Belfair, Union and Hoodsport. Lonnie Holt will serve as vice president and branch manager. Holt, who has 34 years of title industry experience, had served as president and branch manager for First American Title Insurance Company in Olympia, Washington, since 1985.

"This is a small county with a population of 45,000," said Holt. "First American will make an impact and add to the success of the state of Washington."

The First American Financial Corporation, based in Santa Ana, California, is the nation’s leading provider of real estate-related financial and information services. The corporation’s subsidiaries include First American Title Insurance Company, a national and international title insurer; First American Real Estate Information Services, Inc., which offers tax monitoring, credit reporting, property data services, flood certification, field inspection services, appraisal services, mortgage loan servicing systems, and mortgage document preparation nationally; First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation, a home warranty company; and First American Capital Management, an investment advisory firm. The Corporation also operates First American Trust Company and First Security Thrift Company in Southern California. First American Financial has more than 13,000 employees in over 400 branch offices in the United States and abroad. Information about the company’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found at on the Internet.


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