LAURA A. WAREHEIM PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY


December 19, 2002, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers, today announced that Laura A. Wareheim has been promoted to assistant vice president and manager of the West Virginia state office. 

Wareheim joined First American in 1992 following two years in banking, where she managed administrative operations and investments. An underwriter for the last 10 years, she will now take on the added responsibility for managing all title operations in the state of West Virginia.

Wareheim attended the International Air Academy in St. Louis and Ohio State University. She currently lives in Ona, W.V., with her husband, Keith, and their son, Ryan.

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 www.firstam.com.