FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY PROMOTES
BRIAN J. COE TO REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT


May 7, 2002, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Brian J. Coe has been promoted to regional vice president for the Southwest Region. In his new position, Coe will oversee operations in Arizona and Utah. As administrative regional vice president, he also will share responsibility for monitoring operations in the state of Nevada with Lynn A. Donner, who was recently appointed regional vice president for that state.

Coe began his career in 1983 as a searcher in First American’s Riverside, Calif., office. He went on to hold various positions in customer service and sales before being promoted to sales manager for the San Bernardino, Calif., office in 1992. Four years later, he was named San Bernardino County manager then, in 2001, accepted the position of county manager for the company’s operations in San Diego.

Coe, who will be based in Phoenix, plans to relocate to Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Cathy, and their daughter, Julia. A California native, Coe is a graduate of Mount San Jacinto College. 

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 nearly 1,100 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 First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at at www.firstam.com.