Roger S. Hull Promoted to Executive Vice President for The First American Corporation

June 14, 2005

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF - News), the nation's largest data provider, today announced that Roger S. Hull has been promoted to executive vice president in recognition of the key role he has played in developing and integrating First American's technology and business strategies. Serving as the company's chief information officer since 2001, Hull has been instrumental in the creation and deployment of industry-leading Web-based technology that has become the backbone of First American's products, services and processes. His work has set the stage for dramatic improvements in the agility and performance of First American and its customers and partners.

With nearly 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Hull's background includes almost 15 years of executive leadership. Prior to joining First American, he was vice president and senior technology officer at Coldwell Banker from 1992 to 1998. Hull's tenure with First American began in 1998 when he was named senior technology officer for the company's largest subsidiary, First American Title Insurance Company. He went on to become chief information officer for that subsidiary in 1999, then was promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer for the Corporation in 2001.

"Roger has been instrumental in the development and execution of a business plan that has positioned First American as a market leader by creating the seamless alignment of product, process and technology offerings," said Parker S. Kennedy, First American's chairman and chief executive officer. "His vision and experience have been essential to the creation of our enterprise-wide system solutions that are helping achieve growing efficiency for us and the companies and industries we serve. This promotion recognizes the significant role Roger has played in that transformation."

Hull holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Oklahoma. He has been featured in the May 2000 issue of Information Week magazine and the January/February 2005 issue of Mortgage Technology magazine. A native of Southern California, Hull currently resides in Tustin, Calif., with his wife, Susan, and their four children.

Source: The First American Corporation

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