Evan Jafa Promoted to Chief Technology Officer for The First American Corporation


September 29, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that Evan Jafa has been appointed to the newly created position of chief technology officer. In this new position, Jafa is responsible for overseeing First American’s Corporate Information Technology Group, which was recently formed to support the ongoing development of the company’s technical infrastructure and world class technology centers. He and his team will also evaluate and implement standards and new technologies to support the continued growth of all First American business units.

“This promotion recognizes Evan’s significant contributions in helping establish First American as the technological leader in real estate information,” said Parker S. Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of The First American Corporation. “I am confident that, under his leadership, First American will maintain our reputation as an innovator and that we will continue to strengthen our position as the unchallenged leader in our industry.” 

Jafa comes to his new position following six years as chief technology officer for the company’s Property Information Group, which collects data on more than 100 million properties annually. His background also includes a position as IT director for American Sterling in Irvine, Calif.

A California resident since 1990, Jafa holds a master’s degree in advanced systems engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Jafa is active in the community and serves as a volunteer with the Pacific Symphony. He currently lives in Irvine

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889, is the nation’s largest data provider. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. 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 $6.72 billion in 2004, First American has approximately 2,000 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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