LandAmerica’s Corporate Controller to Retire

June 24, 2004

Richmond, Virginia – LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: LFG) announceds that Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller John R. Blanchard will be retiring on December 31, 2004. Blanchard joined Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation in 1977 as Senior Staff Accountant. After a series of promotions, Blanchard was named Vice President and Controller in 1985. He was elected to the position of Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller in 1998 and continued to serve in that capacity for LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., the parent company of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation. In advance of this year-end retirement, LandAmerica intends to conduct a search for Blanchard’s successor.

Charles H. Foster, Jr., the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, "The Company thanks John for his 27 years of dedicated service to the Company. His sense of responsibility and pursuit of excellence have embodied the LandAmerica spirit and principles throughout his career. We will miss John’s contributions to the Company when he retires and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Source: LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.

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