Tony Anton Named Director General of First American Title's Mexico Operations

Expanding Efforts to Provide Title Insurance for Mexican Real Estate Transactions


May 7, 2008, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company announced today that Tony Anton has been named director general of the company’s operations in Mexico. A first-generation American with family ties to Mexico, Anton’s knowledge of the country’s market and culture will assist him with the implementation of new strategies for the Mexican operation, as well as the coordination of activities that service and support the Mexican market. 

Anton began his tenure with First American in 2004, when he joined the company’s San Diego, Calif., office as a development specialist with the Strategic Markets Division. He was founder and president of San Diego’s first National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) chapter and was instrumental in the development of the San Diego Housing Opportunities Collaborative, the county’s first umbrella organization for the nonprofit housing sector. His initial contact with First American’s international operations came as a result of his efforts to increase affordable housing options for Southern Californians in Baja California Norte.

“As America’s 76 million baby boomers approach retirement, we will see unprecedented demand for second homes, vacations homes and retirement homes,” stated Anton. “We have a unique opportunity and a responsibility to secure their future homes in Mexico just as we have secured their homes in the United States.”

Anton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Diego State University. He was born in San Diego, where he still lives with his wife and two sons.

About First American
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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release, including those relating to demand for vacation and retirement homes and implementation of new strategies in Mexico, are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These and other forward-looking statements may contain the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “predict,” “estimate,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and other similar words and phrases. Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include: interest rate fluctuations; changes in the performance of the real estate markets; limitations on access to public records and other data; general volatility in the capital markets; changes in applicable government regulations; heightened scrutiny by legislators and regulators of the company’s title insurance and services segment and certain other of the company’s businesses; consolidation among the company’s significant customers and competitors; changes in the company’s ability to integrate businesses which it acquires; systems interruptions and intrusions; the company’s inability to realize the benefits of its offshore strategy; product migration; and other factors described in Part I, Item 1A of the company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

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