Herbert B. Tasker Appointed to Board of Directors For The First American Corporation

May 6, 2002

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYS: FAF) today announced that Herbert B. Tasker has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

Tasker, who also serves on the board of First American's principal subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company, is one of the most respected executives in the mortgage banking industry. He has been instrumental in the establishment of several companies, including Mason McDuffie Mortgage Company in Walnut Creek, Calif., and All Pacific Mortgage Company in Concord, Calif. He currently serves as vice-chairman and managing director for Centre Capital Group, Inc.

Tasker is involved in a number of professional and community organizations. He is a member of the University of San Diego's Board of Trustees and the Santa Maria Parish Council. He also has served on the advisory board of PMI Mortgage Insurance Company.

Tasker earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker, the highest professional designation in mortgage banking, and is a former president of the National Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Tasker also is a registered California Real Estate Broker.

Source: The First American Corporation

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