Curt A. Caspersen Appointed Chief Operating Officer for First American Title Insurance Company

December 2, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Curt A. Caspersen has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer. In this new position he will work with the company’s regional vice presidents, state managers and local managers to ensure the smooth implementation and execution of initiatives designed to improve productivity, enhance service to customers and grow the company’s market share.

Caspersen’s career with First American began in 1986, when he was hired as a commercial sales representative in Portland, Ore. Two years later he was promoted to sales manager. After relocating to San Francisco, he was named regional sales manager in 1992, vice president and San Francisco County manager in 1993, and national marketing director in 1994. Five years later, Caspersen accepted the position of national sales manager with the mortgage information arm of parent company, The First American Corporation. In recognition of his work on behalf of the company’s lender customers, Caspersen was promoted to executive vice president and director of national lenders services in 2000, then to his most recent position as senior executive vice president in May 2004.

“Curt is a proven leader and he will bring tremendous energy, dedication and experience to his new assignment,” said Gary L. Kermott, president of First American Title.

Caspersen earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University and a master’s in business management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A native of Oregon, Caspersen currently resides in San Diego with his wife, Coleen, and their children, Ryann and Clark.

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 1,500 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


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