Kenneth D. DeGiorgio Promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel for First American


March 16, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that Kenneth D. DeGiorgio has been named senior vice president and general counsel. 

DeGiorgio assumed the position that had been held by Craig I. DeRoy, who previously moved to the position of senior executive vice president of The First American Corporation. DeGiorgio joined First American in 1999, when he was appointed as regulatory counsel, and also served as the company’s acquisition counsel. His extensive experience includes negotiating contract relationships with companies that are the subject of acquisition by the company, advising on securities matters, managing national political action efforts and serving as the chief privacy officer for the company. In 2003, DeGiorgio was named executive vice president and general counsel of First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV), a majority owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation.

DeGiorgio, who graduated with honors from Harvard University, also holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Law and a master’s degree in business administration from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. A California native, he currently resides in Long Beach, Calif.

“I am pleased that Craig and Ken have the opportunity to step up and add significantly to their duties,” said Parker S. Kennedy, president and chief executive officer of The 
First American Corporation. “I am confident that they will continue to do a great job in their new positions.”

The First American Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889. As the nation’s largest data provider, 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 $6.21 billion in 2003, First American has nearly 30,000 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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