KENNETH D. DEGIORGIO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL


April 3, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s leading, diversified provider of business information and related products and services, today announced that Kenneth D. DeGiorgio has been named vice president and associate general counsel. 

DeGiorgio’s responsibilities include serving as the company’s acquisition counsel. Working closely with a small team of company officers, he negotiates and establishes contract relationships with companies that are the subject of acquisition by the company. He also advises the company on its securities matters.

Additionally, DeGiorgio manages the company’s national political action efforts, serving as the head of the company’s political action committee and managing various outside resources to ensure the company’s voice in national issues of significance. He also serves as the chief privacy officer for the company, working with each of the product companies to assure their compliance with the company’s high privacy standards and emerging industry guidelines. 

In addition to his new duties, DeGiorgio will continue to serve as vice president of First American’s principal subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company.

DeGiorgio began his career in 1997 as an associate in the Los Angeles office of White & Case, a law firm based in New York. In 1999, he joined First American as regulatory counsel. A California native, DeGiorgio graduated with honors from Harvard University before attending UCLA School of Law, where he earned a juris doctor degree; and Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, where he received a master’s degree in business administration. DeGiorgio resides in Long Beach, Calif. with his wife, Nichol.

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 www.firstam.com.

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