American National Financial, Inc. Announces Its Sixteenth Consecutive Quarterly Cash Dividend and Its Name Change to ANFI, Inc.

December 13, 2002

ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American National Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANFI - News) announced that at a meeting on December 11, 2002, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $.125 per share. The dividend will be payable on January 6, 2003 to stockholders of record as of December 23, 2002.

"Our sixteenth consecutive quarterly dividend demonstrates our Company's ongoing commitment to reward its shareholders," said Michael C. Lowther, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

"Our Company's declaration of this dividend is indicative of our continuing confidence in our ongoing earning potential," stated Carl A. Strunk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Source: American National Financial, Inc.