Heritage Escrow Company Names Ryan M. Swed As Chief Executive Officer

April 30, 2012, Santa Ana, Calif.,

Heritage Escrow Company, a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, announced today that it has named Ryan M. Swed as its chief executive officer.

In his new role, Swed is responsible for all areas of the company’s daily operations, including revenue and market share growth, client relationship management and technology.  Erin Bishop, who has served as president of the Heritage Escrow Company, will remain in her role.

Swed has held a variety of leadership roles with First American Title Insurance Company’s Southwest Division since 2010.

“Ryan’s business acumen and demonstrated leadership abilities make him highly qualified to run Heritage Escrow as that company expands in the Southern California markets,” said Curt Caspersen, president of First American Title Insurance Company’s Southwest Division.

Prior to joining First American, Swed held various positions at Bank of America and The Vanguard Group. He holds a B.A. in political science (public law) from University of California, San Diego, and his M.S. in Finance and a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, Calif.

About First American
First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American and its affiliated companies also provide title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services. With revenues of $3.8 billion in 2011, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents and partners in all 50 states and abroad. More information about the company can be found at www.firstam.com.


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