First American Residential Group Adds J. Michael Lancaster and Alan S. Greber to Management Team


May 27, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Residential Group, Inc., a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced the addition of J. Michael Lancaster, executive vice president of sales, and Alan S. Greber, senior vice president, to the company’s management team.

Lancaster will work in close collaboration with First American Title Insurance Company and other groups within the First American family of companies to bring First American’s wide array of products, services and technology to regional and national real estate brokerages and franchisors. He brings more than 20 years of real estate-industry experience to his new position, including 15 with Coldwell Banker, where he was responsible for directing operations, sales, service and administration for all U.S. franchise operations. Lancaster then went on to serve as chief operating officer for a real estate service company that launched the industry’s first Internet-based back-end transaction and vendor management platform. In 2001, Lancaster joined First American as chief operating officer for Vendor Management Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of First American that provides real estate transaction solutions and full service vendor management to the lender market.

A 20-year veteran of the real estate franchising industry, Greber specializes in joint ventures and settlement-related product and service opportunities for the real estate brokerage community. Prior to joining First American, he was founder and president of Security First Title Affiliates, Inc., which successfully operated as a title agent specializing in affiliated business arrangements. Under Greber’s leadership, the company became one of the largest joint venture title providers in the nation with more than 50 offices in four states and more than 1,000 RealtorTM partners. Greber joined First American in 2000 and was named vice president of the company’s largest subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company. A year later, Security First became part of the First American family of companies.

Lancaster and Greber join a senior management team with diverse real estate experience that includes Stephen C. Roney, president and chief executive officer; Kevin J. Lagerwey, executive vice president; Leonard P. Troutner; executive vice president; and Kelly Pantis, vice president marketing.

About First American Residential Group

First American Residential Group provides service, product solutions, outsourcing and technology to members of the real estate and relocation industries. The company offers integrated solutions to real estate brokers and agents, and the Associations and Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) that serve them, to streamline the listing, financing and closing processes and lead to increased efficiency and profitability. Additionally, First American Residential Group is responsible for MarketLinx, the nation’s leading provider of MLS services; and Relocation Advantage, a leading provider of closing management services to relocation companies. First American Residential Group’s product, outsourcing and technology solutions have been built specifically to meet today’s real estate management needs. For more information, visit: www.firstam.com/residential.

About The First American Corporation

The First American Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s leading data provider, supplies businesses and consumers with the information resources that affect the major economic events of peoples’ 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 six primary business segments including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, Credit Information and Screening Information. With revenues of $6.21 billion in 2003, First American has 29,000 employees in approximately 1,800 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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