Dennis J. Gilmore Named Executive Vice President of The First American Corporation

January 14, 2004, 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 Dennis J. Gilmore has been named executive vice president.

In his newly appointed position, Gilmore will concentrate on First American products and services that involve multiple operating segments.  

“Dennis’ extensive knowledge of title operations, mortgage-related services and property information technology uniquely qualifies him for this important role,” said Parker S. Kennedy, president and chief executive officer of The First American Corporation.  “He is an adept and proven leader, and we look forward to his continued contributions to our management team.”

Gilmore began his career at First American in 1988 with the company’s real estate tax service.  In 1993, he transitioned to First American Title Insurance Company, establishing and helping build the subsidiary’s highly successful Lenders Advantage Division.  In 1998, Gilmore moved to First American Real Estate Solutions (RES) as its first president.  Through his leadership, First American’s Property Information Segment (formerly First American Database Information and Services Group) experienced unprecedented growth between 2000 and 2003, and is currently the single largest aggregator and provider of property information in the world. 

In addition to his new role, Gilmore will continue to lead First American’s Property Information Segment, comprised of key subsidiaries First American RES, Data Trace, Data Tree LLC, eAppraiseIT, LLC  and SourceOne Services Corporation. 

Gilmore is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a master's degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining First American, he held management positions with Weyerheuser Mortgage Company, TRTS Data Services, Inc. and Western Federal Savings.

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. 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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