The First American Corporation Promotes Gayle S. Jennings to Vice President--Tax


April 28, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that Gayle S. Jennings has been promoted to vice president—tax. Jennings, who had previously served as tax director for the company’s primary subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, will now be responsible for global tax planning, reporting and compliance for the corporation.

Prior to joining First American in 2000, Jennings spent seven years as a tax manager for Deloitte & Touche in Washington, D.C., and seven years as a tax consultant. 

Jennings is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in taxation. A Certified Public Accountant, the Costa Mesa, Calif., resident currently serves as vice president of programs for the Orange County chapter of the Tax Executives Institute.

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 31,000 employees in 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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