January 7, 2002, 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 Craig I. DeRoy has been named senior executive vice president. He will retain his duties as general counsel.

DeRoy joined First American in 1993, when he was appointed vice president-general counsel for both The First American Corporation and its largest subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company. His increasing involvement in the operations of the holding company led to his promotion to executive vice president-general counsel of The First American Corporation in 1996. Since 2001, he also has served on the board of directors for First American Title Insurance Company.

DeRoy has more than 20 years experience in corporate and environmental risk management and is a published authority in the field. A graduate of the University of Southern California and Loyola University School of Law, DeRoy also holds a master of laws degree in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. He resides in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., with his wife, Loren, and their two sons.

Tracing its history to 1889, The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) 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; direct-to-consumer public records reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; automobile title administration; property and automotive and 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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