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David M. Brazil Slected President And Chief Operating Officer of First California Title Company

November 18, 2002

PHOENIX, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capital Title Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTGI - News) -- a leading regional provider of title insurance and real estate-related services, today announced the selection of David M. Brazil as President and Chief Operating Officer of First California Title Company, one of the family of companies under its wholly owned subsidiary, Nations Holding Group (Nations).

Mr. Brazil, who has served as Assistant to the President of Nations since 1997, brings more than 33 years of title industry experience specific to the San Francisco Bay area where First California Title is headquartered. Before joining Nations, Mr. Brazil was President and a principal of Chicago Title Company of Alameda for 16 years prior to its purchase as part of Fidelity National Financial's acquisition of Chicago Title Company. He also served for 11 years with First American Title Guaranty Company, last acting as their Vice President, Alameda County Manager.

Commenting on the selection of Mr. Brazil, Henri J. Van Hirtum, chief executive officer of Nations stated, "Dave's strong leadership ability and his five years as an integral part of Nations, which includes assisting the management team of First California Title, makes him the ideal selection for the role of President and COO. He has a proven track record for executing a plan of expansion and increasing market share in existing locations. I am delighted to have a person of Dave's caliber directing our First California Title operations."

"I am extremely pleased to have this leadership opportunity at First California Title," stated Mr. Brazil. "I look forward to adding my operations and relationship development skills to the work of the talented team currently in place." Mr. Brazil continued, "Larry Smith, with whom I have previously worked in successful growth operations, will remain as manager of our Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. His 25 years of industry expertise will be of significant importance as we move forward with our expansion plans."

Source: Capital Title Group, Inc.

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