First American Title Insurance Company Acquires Tims Ford Title & Escrow

February 1, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation’s largest title insurers and a member of The First American Corporation family of companies, today announced the acquisition of Tims Ford Title & Escrow, Inc., of Winchester, Tenn.  Terms of the transaction, which closed Jan. 1, 2005, were not disclosed.

Established in 1995, Tims Ford Title has served the needs of homeowners and real estate professionals in the Winchester area for more than a decade.  Under the leadership of owner/operator Rocky Morris, a respected member of the local real estate community with 25 years experience in the title insurance industry, the company has achieved consistent profits as a full service title insurance agency underwritten in part by First American Title.  Morris will continue as a sales representative and licensed title agent.  Brenda Wells, a long-time Tim’s Ford Title employee, will oversee day-to-day operations at the company.

Winchester and the surrounding Franklin County area are growing communities with strong local economies,” said Bart Riley, vice president and Tennessee state manager for First American Title.  “The opportunity to continue our relationship with the great people at Tims Ford Title is a real win for First American.  We look forward to improving upon the already impressive profitability of the company through the addition of First American’s state-of-the-art title production systems and methods.”

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



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