The First American Corporation's Barry Sando Receives 2009 “Women in Business Ally Award”

—Award Recognizes Male Executives who Support the Corporate Advancement of Women—


July 28, 2009, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Information and Outsourcing Solutions segment of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF), announced today that Barry Sando, executive vice president and group president, was chosen as the “2009 Women in Business Ally Award” winner. The award, sponsored by the Dallas Business Journal and presented July 16, 2009, at the Women in Business Awards luncheon at the Hotel Intercontinental Dallas, cited Sando as an exemplary male executive who has championed the advancement of women executives.

“Several women executives, employees and consultants at First American nominated and supported Sando’s selection,” said Regina D. Campbell, vice president and division diversity officer of the First American Information and Outsourcing Solutions segment of The First American Corporation.  “Barry has always been a vocal and visible supporter of women in leadership within our organization. The senior executives of three of First American Information Outsourcing Solutions’ most successful business units are women who Barry actively supported in their career advancement.” 

Sando said, “At First American, we have long believed that ability and performance—not gender—should determine the leaders of our company. It has been my privilege to mentor many outstanding candidates who are now setting new directions for First American.”

Frank V. McMahon, chief executive officer of the First American Information Solutions Company, added, “We congratulate Barry on this award. His commitment toward a diverse and vibrant workplace is an example that the Information Solutions Company will follow as we continue to reshape our organization to better serve our clients, employees and the communities where we live.”

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 www.firstam.com.

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