First Title Bolsters European Expansion with New Appointment

August 27, 2008, LONDON

First Title Insurance plc (First Title), a subsidiary of First Title plc and the largest provider of title insurance in the United Kingdom and Europe, today announced the appointment of Philip Eilmer to the European business development team.


Eilmer, who will report directly to David Hawkins, managing director of First Title, has been appointed as a business development executive with the intention of helping to cultivate and expand First Title’s commercial title insurance proposition within Germany.

Eilmer has been brought in to help expand business in Germany to coincide with First Title’s latest product, German Voidable Lease Cover, which is specifically designed to respond to the difficulties that can emerge as a result of breaching the German Civil Code. He joins the company from Austria’s leading financial newspaper, WirtschaftsBlatt, where he was a deputy sales director, responsible for 17 percent of total net company sales.

Hawkins comments: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to First Title’s European team. Germany has been pinpointed as an integral part of First Title’s expansion when it comes to commercial sales, and this new appointment should help us to realise our goals in this region. The wealth of knowledge and experience that Philip brings with him makes the future look even more promising for First Title.”

About First Title plc
First Title plc has nine offices throughout Europe—five offices in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Turkey—with more than 600 employees. It provides a wide range of innovative products that enable lawyers, mortgage lenders and estate agents to deliver more efficient and advanced service to their property clients. More information about the company can be found at First Title is a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. First American is America’s largest provider of business information, supplying businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives. Additional information about the First American Family of Companies can be found at


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