Landon V. Taylor Promoted to Vice President—Market Development for The First American Corporation


August 5, 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 Landon V. Taylor has been promoted to vice president—market development. In this new role, Taylor will work to identify and develop new market and business opportunities for the corporation and its subsidiaries. He also will direct the establishment of a nationwide emerging markets product and market development program designed to increase homeownership rates among minorities and families with low to moderate incomes.  

Since joining First American in 1997, Taylor has held positions with a number of the company’s subsidiaries. After two years as branch manager of First American Title Insurance Company’s Santa Clara, Calif., office, Taylor was appointed Northern California regional sales manager for First American Real Estate Information Services, Inc. In 2000, he was promoted to vice president—national sales manager for First American Title’s National Lenders Advantage Division. Later that same year, he was named to his most recent position as president and chief executive officer of First American VMS, a wholly owned subsidiary that provides national and regional mortgage lenders with a complete menu of solutions designed to reduce the cost of their operations, enhance the performance of their vendors and create new sources of revenue that add to the lenders’ net earnings.

Taylor is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and also is an active volunteer with HOPE Worldwide. He attended Grambling State University and earned a certificate of completion from Stanford University’s Advanced Management College. Taylor and his wife, Tawnia, currently reside in Irvine, Calif., with their two sons.

The First American Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s leading diversified provider of business information, 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 www.firstam.com.

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