First American Property & Casualty's CIO Jim Court Named One of Insurance & Technology's Elite 8


November 9, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Property & Casualty Insurance Company, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, announced today that Jim Court, vice president and chief information officer of First American Property & Casualty Insurance Company, was named one of Insurance & Technology magazine’s Elite 8. The official announcement was made in a special Oct. 5 issue dedicated to chief information officers and other senior technology executives, who, according to the magazine article, “have played key strategic roles in their companies’ success.”

Court, who joined First American in 1999, has more than 15 years of experience in managing information systems. In his current role, he is responsible for First American Property & Casualty Insurance Company’s information technology strategy and implementation, which includes securing technology that bolsters the efficiency, convenience and growth of the company’s services and products. 

“We could not be more pleased with this announcement,” said Martin R. Wool, president of First American’s Specialty Insurance Segment. “Jim’s consistent hard work, his down-to-earth management style and his ability to develop the newest technology and products to meet our customers’ needs make him a strong leader and a tremendous asset.”

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Redlands in RedlandsCalif., and an associate degree in electrical engineering from Pennco Tech in BristolPenn., Court is currently completing an MBA from Pepperdine University in MalibuCalif. He and his wife, Sue, reside in Laguna NiguelCalif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889, is America’s largest provider of business information. 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 five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. With revenues of $8.1 billion in 2005, First American has approximately 2,100 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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