Russ Watts Named Senior Vice President of Operations for First American International Services Group

January 17, 2006, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that Russ Watts has been named senior vice president of operations for First American International Services Group.

First American International Services Group is a new division comprised of offshore corporate resources dedicated to providing a wide selection of high-quality, cost-effective offshore services to the mortgage industry.

In his new position, Watts will be responsible for operations of the International Services Group of companies and will work directly with clients to ensure a smooth transition as they outsource services to First American’s international facilities. 

Watts brings extensive senior management experience to his new position, including 17 years with Chase Home Finance where he most recently served as senior vice president of servicing and Six Sigma. He also managed several individual divisions within loan servicing at Chase, focusing on productivity and quality control. Watts is a certified mortgage banker.

About The First American Corporation        

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 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



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