The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

December 15, 2006

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per common share.

The cash dividend is payable on Jan. 15, 2007, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 29, 2006. First American has paid a cash dividend for each of the last 97 years.

The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a FORTUNE 500(R) company that traces its history to 1889, is America's largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people's lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. With revenues of $8.1 billion in 2005, First American has approximately 2,100 offices throughout the United States and abroad.

Source: The First American Corporation