The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

May 18, 2006

Santa Ana, Calif., - The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), America’s largest provider of business information, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per common share.

The cash dividend is payable on July 14, 2006, to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2006. First American has paid a cash dividend for each of the last 97 years.

Source: The First American Corporation