The First American Corporation Announces Investor Relations Appointment

—Dan Smith Named Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for the Information Solutions Group—


April 22, 2010, SANTA ANA, Calif.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), America’s largest provider of business information, announced today that Dan Smith has been named senior vice president of investor relations for the company’s Information Solutions Group.

Smith has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services arena, most recently as vice president and chief financial officer of Freddie Mac’s multifamily business unit. Prior to that assignment, Smith was a leader in Freddie Mac’s investor relations department for five years.

“Dan brings a high level of financial leadership and a deep knowledge of Wall Street and the investment community to this position,” said Anthony “Buddy” S. Piszel, chief financial officer of The First American Corporation’s Information Solutions Group. “As we continue to build our leadership team in preparation for the separation of the Information Solutions Group into its own publicly traded company, Dan’s insight and expertise will be critical to our continued success and growth.” The previously announced separation of First American’s Information Solutions Group and Financial Services Group into two separate publicly traded companies is targeted for completion on June 1, 2010.

Before joining Freddie Mac in 2002, Smith served as director of corporate development at Teligent, Inc. and previously held investment banking positions with Banc of America Securities LLC, SBC Warburg Dillon Read, Smith Barney Shearson and Bankers Trust Company.

Smith holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Smith, who assumed his new position on April 19, is located in the Information Solutions Group's McLean, Va., offices at 1751 Pinnacle Drive, 9th Floor, McLean Va., 22102-4903. His office phone number is (703) 610-5410 and his mobile number is (571) 606-2905.

About The First American Corporation
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With total revenues of approximately $6.0 billion in 2009, 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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