First American Recognized by the Business Committee for the Arts


October 6, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

 The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today with the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) announced that The First American Corporation was recognized as one of the nation’s top supporters of the arts.

During a black-tie gala held on Oct. 5, 2005, at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, First American was honored for their commitment to integrating art and art programs into the local communities in which the company operates. Each year the BCA determines the top ten companies, from nearly 100 nominees within the U.S., that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to fostering art in local communities. The committee honors the ten finalists at the annual “BCA TEN” awards banquet. This year First American shared the prestigious honor with nine other companies committed to the arts, including Wells Fargo and American Airlines.

Parker Kennedy, First American’s chairman and chief executive officer, who accepted the award on behalf of the company, explained why First American has made supporting the arts a priority: “First American’s rich heritage, which dates back to 1889, has helped shape our philosophy when it comes to supporting the arts. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility, both individually and collectively, to make our communities better places to live. We realize that it takes both resources of time and financial contributions to keep the arts alive. By preserving the spirit of creativity and resourcefulness within area performing art centers and museums, First American understands that we are securing a stronger future for our company and the communities in which we operate.”

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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