LandAmerica Announces Appointment of Betty Ayers As Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

January 30, 2002

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc., (NYSE: LFG - news), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, announces the election of Betty H. Ayers as Senior Vice President - Corporate Services at headquarters.

Ayers, who had been a vice president, joined Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation as corporate services manager in 1990 and was promoted to vice president in 1993. She began her career with the University of Richmond as director of university services, and worked for Crestar Bank as a communications officer.

Ayers attended the University of Richmond, and served on the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau from 1995-1998. She currently is a volunteer for WCVE, Habitat for Humanity, and Voice of Virginia.

Source: LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.

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