October 18, 2000, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation's leading provider of business information and related products and services, today announced that Karen S. Ebbing has been named vice president of corporate services.

In her new role, Ebbing will oversee the corporate fleet, corporate property and casualty insurance, and will assist in the implementation of a nationwide purchasing program serving all subsidiaries and affiliates of The First American Corporation. She also will assume responsibility for the corporate benefits program that covers more than 19,000 employees nationwide.

Ebbing joined the company in 1987 as assistant vice president in the administration department of First American Title Insurance Company, a principal subsidiary of The First American Corporation. In 1995, she was named vice president of the risk management division.

A native of Iowa, Ebbing attended the University of Iowa. She and her husband, Michael, currently reside in Lake Forest, Calif. They are the parents of two grown children.

The First American Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the nation’s leading provider of business information and related products and services. The corporation’s three primary business segments include: title insurance and services; real estate information and services, which includes mortgage information services and database information and services; and consumer information and services, which provides automotive, subprime and direct-to-consumer credit reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; property and automotive insurance tracking services; property and casualty insurance; investment advisory; and trust and banking services. Information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at


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