Paul L. Hammann named vice president-senior underwriter for First American Title Insurance Company


June 30, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Paul L. Hammann has been named vice president-senior underwriter for First American Title Insurance Company, announced Parker S. Kennedy, president of the company. Hammann, who works out of the Orange County, California, headquarters, had been serving as vice president-associate senior underwriter since 1996. He will share responsibility for running the underwriting department with Cliff Morgan.

Hammann started with First American in 1986 as regional counsel in Seattle. In 1990, he transferred to the Tacoma office as vice president-Pierce County manager, where he remained for six years until relocating to the Orange County, California, office. Prior to joining First American, Hammann worked in private practice in Bellevue, Washington.

Hammann holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Washington, and a juris doctor from the Seattle University School of Law. Hammann is a current member of the California Land Title Association, where he is also on the Forms and Practices Committee. He is a past president of the Washington Land Title Association, and was appointed in 1991 as title industry representative to the State of Washington Limited Practice Board by the Washington State Supreme Court, a position he held for four years.

A native of the state of Washington, Hammann lives in Norco, California, with his wife, Christine, and their four children.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents throughout the United States. It also provides title services abroad in Australia, the Bahama Islands, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

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