Thomas Lauterjung named director of network operations for The First American Financial Corporation

December 15, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the leading provider of real estate-related financial and information services, announced today that Thomas Lauterjung has been named director of network operations for the Interactive Division of the company.

Lauterjung takes over for Michael Kleck, senior network engineer, who has relocated to Colorado. Lauterjung, who will work out of the Santa Ana, Calif., corporate office, is responsible for managing the company's network operations.

Lauterjung joined First American as network administrator for the Lenders Advantage Division in 1995, a position he held until being promoted to information systems manager for California in 1997. Before joining First American, Lauterjung worked for GTE for 13 years. A native of California, Lauterjung lives in Mission Viejo with his wife, Janet, and their two sons.

The First American Financial Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., 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, loss mitigation, mortgage loan origination and servicing systems, and mortgage document preparation nationally; First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation, a home warranty company; and First American Capital Management, Inc., 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 17,000 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 on the Internet at


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