Evan Jafa Promoted to Chief Technology Officer for The First American Corporation

September 29, 2005

SANTA ANA, Calif., -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) today announced that Evan Jafa has been appointed to the newly created position of chief technology officer. In this new position, Jafa is responsible for overseeing First American's Corporate Information Technology Group, which was recently formed to support the ongoing development of the company's technical infrastructure and world class technology centers. He and his team will also evaluate and implement standards and new technologies to support the continued growth of all First American business units.

"This promotion recognizes Evan's significant contributions in helping establish First American as the technological leader in real estate information," said Parker S. Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of The First American Corporation. "I am confident that, under his leadership, First American will maintain our reputation as an innovator and that we will continue to strengthen our position as the unchallenged leader in our industry."

Jafa comes to his new position following six years as chief technology officer for the company's Property Information Group, which collects data on more than 100 million properties annually. His background also includes a position as IT director for American Sterling in Irvine, Calif.

A California resident since 1990, Jafa holds a master's degree in advanced systems engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Jafa is active in the community and serves as a volunteer with the Pacific Symphony. He currently lives in Irvine.

Source: The First American Corporation

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