The First American Corporation Named Among the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers

—G.I. Jobs Magazine Award Puts Company in Top 2 Percent of All Large Employers—

November 10, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) announced today that it has been named one of the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers by G.I. Jobs magazine.  The ranking, which will appear in the December issue, places First American in the top 2 percent of 5,000 employers with revenues of more than $500 million.

First American was recognized for its salary and benefit policies for employees who are called to active status or who serve in the reserves. The company was also cited for its Veterans Employee Business Council, which sponsors programs supporting service men and women and their families, as well as honoring veterans for their past service.

Criteria considered for the G.I. Jobs Military-Friendly Employers® ranking includes assets dedicated to military hiring, military Reserve and National Guard policies, percentage of new hires who are veterans and veteran training programs.   

“The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces stand ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for all of us here at home,” said Parker Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of The First American Corporation. “But beyond that, many active and reserve service men and women make significant financial, career and family sacrifices to serve their country. Hiring veterans, setting up training programs and putting in place policies to financially protect these brave individuals and their families, while they serve and when they return, is the least we can do. It is good citizenship and good business.”

“The atmosphere at First American is incredibly supportive of our men and women who are currently serving,” explained Jack Balderson, a former United States Marine who now works at First American.  “It is evidenced by the huge turnouts of our associates who regularly gather at the airport to welcome home the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and in the company’s recruiting and leave policies.”


About G.I. Jobs
Since 2001, G.I. Jobs ( published a monthly magazine and Web site catering to military job seekers.  A full list of Military-Friendly Employers® can be found at

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With revenues of approximately $6.2 billion in 2008, it 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, Information and Outsourcing Solutions, Data and Analytic Solutions, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at



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