First American Ranked Among the Best Workplaces for Diversity by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for Second Straight Year

December 5, 2017, Santa Ana, Calif.

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced today that Fortune® and Great Place to Work® have recognized First American as one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity for the second consecutive year. The ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S.

“Our employees have made it clear that they value diversity and inclusion, and earning a spot on this exclusive list two years running is a reflection of that. This win indicates that we’re living up to our philosophy of putting people first,” said Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation. “It is also a reflection of the culture our employees have helped to define – a culture based on the values of integrity, commitment, service, leadership and teamwork.”

According to Great Place to Work, the Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for their consistent leadership and the meaningful ways in which employees contribute to their organizations. Tenure for women and people of color was higher at the leading employers than at their peers. In several business sectors, the winning organizations also reported turnover two to three times lower than industry averages.

"The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

To create the ranking, Great Place to Work evaluated employee survey results on more than 50 elements of employees’ workplace experience, including professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounted for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBTQ individuals in the workplace.  

Earlier in 2017, Fortune® magazine and Great Place to Work recognized First American as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America and one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women for the second consecutive year, as well as one of the 40 Best Workplaces in Financial Services.

First American has earned recognition as a “best place to work” 54 times in publications across the United States since 2012. Internationally, the company’s Canadian subsidiary, FCT, was named by Great Place to Work® as one of that country’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017).

The Best Workplaces for Diversity is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune® based on employee survey feedback. To see the complete list of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, click here.

About First American

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. First American also provides 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 total revenue of $5.6 billion in 2016, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad. In 2016 and again in 2017, First American was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. More information about the company can be found at

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