Ronald R. Maudsley Joins United General as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


May 23, 2005, DENVER

United General Title Insurance Company, a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Company, today announced that Ronald R. Maudsley has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. A seasoned veteran with more than 30 years of title industry experience, Maudsley will be responsible for overseeing agency, national commercial and direct operations nationwide.

Prior to joining United General, Maudsley spent 17 years with a large national title insurer where he had most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. His background also includes nearly 12 years as a regional title operations manager with another title company.

“The knowledge and expertise that Ron brings with him will prove invaluable as we continue our work to develop United General into a major national brand,” said John P. Dwyer, United General’s president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to welcome him to our management team.”

Maudsley, who will be based at the company’s Denver headquarters, currently resides in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his wife, Sherry.

United General Title Insurance Company is one of the fastest growing title insurers with a national scope, dedicated to increasing the productivity and profitability of its agents and customers. The company’s services are marketed through a network of carefully selected agents and, where agents are not readily available, through direct offices and employees representing 36 states and the District of Columbia. To characterize United General’s growth, the company’s gross revenues in 1995 were approximately $38 million and in 2004 topped $206 million.

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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