First American Title Appoints Michael Ehms to Lenders Advantage® Sales Team


October 10, 2008, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company announced today that Michael Ehms has joined its Lenders Advantage division’s sales teams as senior vice president and strategic account director.

In his new role, Ehms will be responsible for expanding the existing partnerships with national lenders, in addition to providing solutions for the company’s new lender clients. As part of the newly revitalized sales team for Lenders Advantage, Ehms will focus on each lender’s technology and processes, better aligning First American’s solutions to meet that lender’s unique objectives.

“We’re very pleased to have Michael join the Lenders Advantage team,” said Sam Zaki, executive vice president, national sales manager of First American’s Lenders Advantage division. “His extensive experience and our innovative solutions create a winning combination that will significantly enhance our relationships with top lender clients.”

Ehms comes to First American after serving as a sales manager and senior account manager for Republic Mortgage Insurance Company in Winston-Salem, N.C. Prior to that, he directed sales for another large title insurer, both regionally and nationally. With more than 18 years of experience in financial services, he has the ability to successfully match progressive title and settlement programs with top national lenders. Ehms, who is based in Pennsylvania, served on the board of directors for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania in 2004.

About Lenders Advantage®
Lenders Advantage is a leading provider of origination solutions and the lender services division of First American Title Insurance Company. For more than 15 years, Lenders Advantage has specialized in applying advanced technology to deliver innovative title products and quality settlement services to the top regional and national lenders. More information about the division’s lender solutions can be accessed on its Web site at www.lendersadvantage.com.

About First American Title Insurance Company
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 its direct operations 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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