First American Title Names Paul L. Hammann Senior Vice President


August 16, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Paul L. Hammann was named senior vice president, further evidencing his key role as the company’s underwriting director and senior underwriting counsel.

“Paul is not only an extremely important member of the First American underwriting team, he is also a very highly respected leader in the title industry,” said Clifford Morgan, senior vice president of underwriting and new product development for First American Title Insurance Company. “He is an expert in underwriting the most complicated transactions throughout the United States and the many other countries throughout the world in which First American writes title insurance. I am very pleased with Paul’s performance in heading up the day-to-day underwriting operations.”

Since joining First American in 1986 as regional counsel for First American Title Insurance Company in the Seattle office, Hammann has held several key positions in the company, including: vice president, Pierce County manager and underwriting counsel from 1990 to 1996 in First American Title’s Tacoma, Wash., office; vice president and associate senior underwriter from 1996 to 1999 for First American Title in the company’s Home Office in Santa Ana, Calif.; vice president and senior underwriter from 1999 to 2000 at the Home Office; and his most recent position as vice president, underwriting director and senior underwriting counsel at the Home Office. Prior to his work with First American, Hammann served as an associate and partner for two private law firms in the Seattle area.

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law, Hammann is actively involved in several industry associations and committees. He is currently chairman of the California Land Title Association’s Forms and Practices Committee and a member of the American Land Title Association’s Forms Committee, as well as a member of the American and Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust sections and a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Hammann is also a past president of the Washington Land Title Association, and has served for 4 years as the title industry representative to the Washington State Limited Practice Board, a body appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court to regulate Limited Practice Officers.

The parents of four children, Hammann and his wife, Chris, currently reside in Corona, Calif.

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 1,800 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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