First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation Announces New President and COO

—Daniel T. Langston Named President and Lawrence F. Hariton Appointed COO—

April 17, 2007, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Home Buyers Protection Corporation, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, announced today that it has named Daniel T. Langston president and Lawrence F. Hariton chief operating officer. 

“First American Home Buyers Protection has experienced dramatic growth over the last several years as it has evolved into a leading nationwide home warranty provider,” said Martin R. Wool, president of The First American Corporation’s Specialty Insurance segment. “Dan and Larry have both exhibited the leadership qualities required to lead the company as it continues to grow geographically, as well as expand into new distribution channels.”

With nearly 30 years of home warranty experience, Langston, who joined First American Home Buyers in 1984, served as senior vice president for 20 years before assuming the roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2004, positions that he has held until his appointment as president. Prior to his work with First American, Langston served as senior vice president for a nationwide home warranty company in Los Angeles.

In February 2006, Hariton was named chief financial officer for First American Home Buyers, a position he will continue to maintain in addition to his new responsibilities as chief operating officer. Prior to joining First American, Hariton spent 11 years in the entertainment industry, where he served in several capacities, including executive vice president of operations and logistics, and chief financial officer for Universal Studios Home Video, as well as working as a consultant for various companies.

Hariton, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University, is an active participant in the home warranty industry and the community. 

Likewise, Langston, who attended California Lutheran University, has been actively involved in several home warranty associations, including serving as the current treasurer of The National Home Service Contract Association and former president of the Home Warranty Association of California.

About First American

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 First Advantage. With revenues of $8.5 billion in 2006, 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