Stephen C. Minana Named General Counsel of First American Trust, FSB

February 12, 2010, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Trust, FSB, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced that Stephen C. Minana  has been named general counsel of First American Trust, FSB. In his new capacity, Minana will report directly to The First American Corporation’s general counsel, Kenneth D. DeGiorgio.

An experienced trust counsel with more than 25 years of fiduciary services industry experience, Minana will be responsible for the management of First American Trust’s overall legal needs and will serve as a trusted advisor to the company’s board and management team. He will also retain his position as a vice president and client services manager within the trust company.

Minana joined First American in 2004, after serving in a variety of management roles within the trust divisions of SunTrust, Northern Trust, Harris Savings Bank and Mellon Bank. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he holds a juris doctorate from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Master of Laws in taxation, with a concentration in estate planning, from the University of Miami School of Law. Minana has also previously served as a member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and currently serves as a board member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Trust and Estates section.

“We are very pleased to have Steve take on these new responsibilities,” said Christopher Del Moral-Niles, president of First American Trust. “Steve is exceptionally qualified for the role, and his technical strengths and extensive industry expertise will be a valuable resource for our management team going forward.”

About First American Trust
First American Trust, FSB is an FDIC-insured, federally chartered savings bank with more than $2.9 billion in assets under administration and over $1 billion in bank assets. As a registered investment adviser with national trust powers, First American Trust has been providing investment management and trust services on a local, full-service basis for more than four decades. The company is headquartered in Orange County, Calif., and has trust offices in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Los Angeles/Glendale, the Inland Empire and Santa Ana.

About The First American Corporation
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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