First Title Strengthens Commercial Sales Team With Two New Appointments

March 17, 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 appointments of Christian Court and David Yearn as business development executives for commercial title insurance sales in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Both Court and Yearn will report directly to Andrew Jackson, managing director of First Title’s CEE operations.   Court started his career as a sales and marketing executive for Courtaulds and went on to spend the next 15 years in Moscow, working in various sales and business development roles for numerous companies, including Pearson Education and Deloitte Regional Consulting.

Yearn began his career in executive search when he joined SpenglerFox as part of the team that established SpenglerFox Warsaw. He has been based in the CEE region for six years and has worked in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovenia and Croatia, as well as Prague and Budapest.

Both Court and Yearn will be responsible for expanding commercial title insurance sales within the CEE region. Court will be based in Budapest and will be accountable for Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Yearn will be responsible for the Czech Republic and the Baltics and supporting Country Manager John Bakowski in Poland.

Andrew Jackson, First Title CEE’s managing director, comments: “Building on the success of 2007, David and Christian will help increase our focus on target countries within the CEE region, most notably expanding our commercial sales. We are currently going through a sustained period of dynamism and growth and, as such, are in need of high calibre individuals who can capitalise on this success. David and Christian, who speak four languages between them, have both had considerable experience working in the region. Their credentials make them invaluable new members of our team, and we are delighted to be welcoming both into the fold.”

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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