Dennis J. Gilmore Named Executive Vice President of The First American Corporation

January 14, 2004

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) today announced that Dennis J. Gilmore has been named executive vice president.

In his newly appointed position, Gilmore will concentrate on First American products and services that involve multiple operating segments.

"Dennis' extensive knowledge of title operations, mortgage-related services and property information technology uniquely qualifies him for this important role," said Parker S. Kennedy, president and chief executive officer of The First American Corporation. "He is an adept and proven leader, and we look forward to his continued contributions to our management team."

Gilmore began his career at First American in 1988 with the company's real estate tax service. In 1993, he transitioned to First American Title Insurance Company, establishing and helping build the subsidiary's highly successful Lenders Advantage Division. In 1998, Gilmore moved to First American Real Estate Solutions (RES) as its first president. Through his leadership, First American's Property Information Segment (formerly First American Database Information and Services Group) experienced unprecedented growth between 2000 and 2003, and is currently the single largest aggregator and provider of property information in the world.

In addition to his new role, Gilmore will continue to lead First American's Property Information Segment, comprised of key subsidiaries First American RES, Data Trace, Data Tree LLC, eAppraiseIT, LLC and SourceOne Services Corporation.

Gilmore is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a master's degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining First American, he held management positions with Weyerheuser Mortgage Company, TRTS Data Services, Inc. and Western Federal Savings.

Soure: The First American Corporation

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