PAUL MCDONALD JOINS FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY AS VICE PRESIDENT—NATIONAL/MAJOR ACCOUNTS


November 8, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Paul McDonald has joined the company as vice president, assuming responsibility for developing and managing national/major accounts in the commercial and residential builder market.

Formerly a quarterback for the University of Southern California, the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys, McDonald retired from football and began a successful career in investment management. He was vice president of the private banking group of one of the nation’s largest banks and later served as a retail brokerage financial consultant. McDonald came to First American from Spectrum Alliance Group, an Orange County, Calif., firm specializing in management, marketing and sales consulting.

In conjunction with his business endeavors, McDonald has enjoyed success in broadcasting as well. He served as an expert analyst for the televised broadcasts of the University of Southern California football and later co-hosted Pac-10 Preview, a college football show that aired on a number of stations across the country. He currently is the radio analyst for USC football broadcasts.

“We are pleased to have Paul on our team,” said Curt G. Johnson, senior vice president-commercial and homebuilder services. “His relationships in the financial community will be a valuable asset as he works to extend First American’s presence in the real estate and homebuilder service markets.”

McDonald has been involved in numerous charitable organizations, including Paul’s Pals, an organization he formed to aid pediatric hematology/oncology patients at Cleveland Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. He also recently founded StreetSmart Kids to educate children and their parents about child safety. Additionally, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the University of Southern California Board of Governors and Westcoast Sports Associates.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Allyson, live in Newport Beach, Calif., with their four children.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American 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 900 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 company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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