The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

August 31, 2004

SANTA ANA, Calif., August 26, 2004 -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), the nation’s largest data provider, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per common share.

The cash dividend is payable on Oct. 15, 2004, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 30, 2004. First American has paid a cash dividend for each of the last 95 years.

Source: The First American Corporation