First American Executive To Be Honored For Outstanding Leadership Achievement

October 30, 2003, 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 the National Eagle Leadership InstituteTM (NELI) and CareerFOCUS MagazineTM have selected Landon V. Taylor as a recipient of the coveted CareerFOCUS Eagle AwardTM

Taylor, who currently serves as vice president—market development for First American, is one of 17 minority business professionals who will be honored at the 10th Anniversary CareerFOCUS Eagle Awards Gala to be held Nov. 6, 2003, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Other honorees include:

Kenneth D. Bell, HSBC Bank USA
Vincent Buenrostro, WellPoint
Rita Duncan, Tyco Thermal Controls
Patricia Hurston, Bank One Corporation
Guillermo Hysaw, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Charlotte O. McKines, Merck & Company, Inc.
Robert A. McNeely, Union Bank of California
Eduardo Melendreras, Entergy Louisiana
Orlando D. Montan, Verizon
Fred Taylor, SBC Communications Inc.
David P. Thomas, Sprint Corporation
Ricardo Reis Veiga, ChevronTexaco Latin America Products
Adrienne Ware, Avaya
Bernard DePriest Whitsett, II, Prudential
Jacqueline D. Woods, Oracle Corporation
Gloria A. Zamora, BNSF Railway

The Eagle Award is the nation’s premier leadership achievement award for African-American and Hispanic/Latino professionals. It honors those individuals who embody excellence in both business and community leadership by practicing principled leadership and upholding the highest standards of dignity, integrity and honor in their work. Initially launched in 1993 by CareerFOCUS Magazine, the award sparked the formation of the National Eagle Leadership Institute. Today, NELI boasts a growing network of rising professionals, pacesetting corporate leaders, and visionary colleges and universities who share a common mission—to promote leadership excellence among culturally diverse men and women, and deliver high-impact strategies that empower them to succeed.

About The First American Corporation

The First American Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889. As the nation’s leading diversified provider of business information, the company supplies businesses and consumers with information resources in connection with the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job; renting an apartment; buying a car, house, boat or airplane; securing a mortgage; opening or buying a business; and planning for retirement. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within seven primary business segments including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Trust and Other Services, Mortgage Information, Property Information, Credit Information and Screening Information. With revenues of $4.70 billion in 2002, First American has nearly 25,000 employees in approximately 1,400 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at


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