Steven F. Ball Promoted to Senior Vice President for First American Title

December 6, 2004, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Steven F. Ball has been promoted to senior vice president and title operations manager for the company’s National Homebuilder Services Division. Ball, who also serves as legal counsel, will work with the company’s subdivision offices throughout the country to grow market share in this important segment.

Ball’s career with First American began 25 years ago when he was hired as a poster in the Santa Ana office. He quickly rose through customer service and searching, then became a law clerk in 1980. In 1983, he took a position as an attorney in the company’s subdivision department, and a year later became subdivision manager. He joined the National Homebuilder Services Division in 2002 when he was named underwriter and counsel.

An active member of the community, Ball has served on the board of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce since 1997, including three years as chairman. He served on the board of directors of the American Red cross from 1983 to 1989, and is currently on the board of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

Ball holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Southern California and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School. A California native, Ball currently resides in Laguna Hills, Calif., with his wife, Linda, and their son, Ryan.

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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