First American Title Insurance Company Names Jessica S. Verduzco Emerging Markets Director for Texas


June 9, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Jessica S. Verduzco has joined the company as emerging markets director for the state of Texas. In this new position, Verduzco will join directors in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Nevada who have been charged with integrating and executing the company’s regional and corporate emerging market strategies.

With professional affiliations that include the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and the Asian American Real Estate Association, Verduzco’s primary responsibility will be to increase the company’s market share within the rapidly growing Asian American, Hispanic, African American and new immigrant markets. Her initial focus will be on developing strategic partnerships with real estate professionals, lenders, community development corporations, faith-based organizations, and local and state municipalities.

Prior to joining First American, Verduzco spent a year as a management consultant and Houston sales manager with Gap International, where she was responsible for developing new business opportunities and the launch of an international market-entry strategy. Additionally, during her four years as a contract specialist with NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, she played a key role in developing new acquisition strategies that permitted NASA to meet critical deadlines and cut costs. Verduzco’s background also includes positions as an account executive with Los Angeles-based Ad Americas and as a member of the Houston Texans Game Staff.

Verduzco holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and sociology from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. A Texas native, she currently resides in Houston

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 more than 1,700 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 www.firstam.com.

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