The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

February 28, 2003

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF, the nation's leading, diversified provider of business information and related products and services, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per common share.

The cash dividend is payable on Apr. 15, 2003, to shareholders of record as of Mar. 31, 2003. First American has paid a cash dividend for each of the last 94 years.

Source: The First American Corporation

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