Roger S. Hull Appointed To New Position Of Chief Information Officer

December 27, 1999, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers, today announced that it has appointed Roger S. Hull to the new position of chief information officer. Hull, who works out of the corporate headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., will provide leadership for the company's technology initiatives.

Hull started with First American in September 1998 as senior technology officer with the Santa Ana, Calif., corporate headquarters. Prior to joining First American, Hull served as vice president of information systems for Coldwell Banker Relocation Services in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Hull holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He is a member of the Client Server Advisory Board for California State University Fullerton. Born in Long Beach, Calif., Hull lives in the city of Irvine with his wife, Susan, and their three children.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest 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 more than 500 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Financial Corporation's subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at