Kenneth D. DeGiorgio Promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel for The First American Corporation

March 16, 2004

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF)has named Kenneth D. DeGiorgio senior vice president and general counsel.

DeGiorgio assumed the position that had been held by Craig I. DeRoy, who previously moved to the position of senior executive vice president of The First American Corporation. DeGiorgio joined First American in 1999, when he was appointed as regulatory counsel, and also served as the company's acquisition counsel. His extensive experience includes negotiating contract relationships with companies that are the subject of acquisition by the company, advising on securities matters, managing national political action efforts and serving as the chief privacy officer for the company. In 2003, DeGiorgio was named executive vice president and general counsel of First Advantage Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV - News), a majority owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation.

DeGiorgio, who graduated with honors from Harvard University, also holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles' School of Law and a master's degree in business administration from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management. A California native, he currently resides in Long Beach, Calif.

Source: The First American Corporation

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