First American Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Construct Homes in Five Communities

Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Affiliates to hold Building Day on April 2, 2005


March 31, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that it will join five Bay Area Habitat for Humanity affiliates for a community home-building event to be held Saturday, April 2. Working with San Mateo County-based Peninsula Habitat and four other Habitat affiliates, more than 100 First American employees and their families are expected to participate in the construction of homes in OaklandSan FranciscoSan JoseDaly City and OakleyCalif.

The home-building event is part of a comprehensive initiative by First American and its parent company, The First American Corporation, to expand homeownership among low- to moderate-income families—specifically among Latino, African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander communities. In October, The First American Corporation, donated $100,000 in support of the MAKE it REAL campaign by Peninsula Habitat to build 23 new homes that will help hard-working families with low incomes achieve the dream of homeownership.

“I am proud that so many of our employees have volunteered to spend part of their weekend helping to build homes for deserving families,” said Mark Sachau, First American’s Bay Area regional vice president. “We at First American understand the importance of homeownership and are honored to partner with Bay Area Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help make a difference in our local communities.”

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 AnaCalif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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