April 30, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced the appointment of Frank J. Curry as senior vice president of First American Title Insurance Company’s Los Angeles escrow division.  

Curry will be responsible for managing the company’s Los Angeles County escrow division and building an Escrow Productivity Improvement Center (E.P.I.C.) for the Southern California region based in Santa Ana, Calif.  The center’s goal will be to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Curry has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry, most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Long Beach Financial Corporation, which he helped take public in 1997. Curry planned and managed the implementation of the corporate nationwide expansion and supervised the company’s four business units. He also developed regional sales divisions and directed the staffing and recruitment of over 2000 employees.

Curry received a bachelor’s degree in economics from California State University, Long Beach.  He is a member of the Mortgage Banking Association, the California Association of Real Estate Lenders and the National Home Equity Lenders Association.  He and his wife, Denise, live in Orange, Calif., with their two daughters.

The First American Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the nation’s leading, diversified provider of business information and related products and services. The corporation’s three primary business segments include: title information 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; home warranties, 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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