American National Financial, Inc. Opens New Regional Office

June 12, 2002

ORANGE, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- , National Title Insurance of New York, Inc., the title underwriting subsidiary of American National Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANFI ),  has opened a new regional office in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Thomas J. McGuinness joins National as Vice President and Regional Manager with overall responsibility for agency development in Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan. Tom brings to National over 20 years of real estate knowledge and agency development.

Michael C. Lowther, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ANFI said, "We are pleased to have Tom join our Company and we look forward to his contribution to further developing our growing agency network."

Headquartered in Orange, California, American National Financial, Inc., through its principal subsidiaries, provides title insurance services and other real estate-related informational services through its subsidiaries in California, Arizona, Nevada and New York through 85 branch offices. The Company also operates on a national level through its National Title Insurance of New York, Inc. subsidiary, which is licensed to issue and underwrite title insurance policies in 34 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. National Title Insurance has offices in New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. American National Financial, as part of its overall services, provides ancillary services such as real estate information, trustee sales guarantees, exchange intermediary services, document research services, notary signing services, property management and appraisals. A complete description of the subsidiaries is available at the Company's web site ( ).

Source: American National Financial, Inc.

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North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC) is a seasoned title insurance underwriter, helping title agents to achieve their individual business goals for more than 50 years. Today, the company conducts real estate settlement services in 39 states and the District of Columbia through a network of experienced, independent agents.