Patricia Hodgkin Named Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor for First American Trust's San Diego Operations


April 30, 2012, Santa Ana, Calif.,

First American Trust, FSB, a wholly owned subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF), which provides investment management and trust and wealth planning services to high-net-worth individuals, families and foundations, announced today that it has named Patricia Hodgkin as vice president, wealth management advisor for its La Jolla, Calif., office.  

In this role, Hodgkin is responsible for identifying new high-net-worth clients and assisting them in reaching their financial goals through the development and implementation of investment, estate, gift planning and other wealth management strategies.

Before joining First American Trust, Hodgkin served as executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for San Diego County. Prior to that, she was a planned giving consultant for Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation and a financial consultant for A.G. Edwards.

“Pat will be a key contributor to the growth of our business in San Diego as she combines her financial expertise and local knowledge with the comprehensive suite of services we offer our clients,” said Kelly Dudley, president of First American Trust. “Pat anticipates her clients’ needs, which has proven to be a great benefit for those seeking a trusted financial advisor.”

Hodgkin is a past president of the Rotary Club of San Marcos, Calif., and a former board member of the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos, Calif. She has previously held her Series 7, 63 and 6 licenses.

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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