LandAmerica Appoints Brian Collins Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions

June 18, 2004

RICHMOND, Va., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: LFG) has named Brian Collins Vice President - Mergers and Acquisitions. Collins' responsibilities will include the negotiation of title acquisitions, the integration of both title and non-title acquired companies into the LandAmerica family, and the oversight of valuations for both title and non- title acquisition candidates. Collins was most recently serving LandAmerica as Assistant Vice President - Acquisitions. He is based in Richmond.

"Making and effectively integrating acquisitions is an essential element in LandAmerica's overall growth plan," says Bruce Wood, Senior Vice President - Financial Planning. "Brian Collins' leadership will help us to purchase companies whose owners see the benefits of leveraging LandAmerica's significant financial and technological resources to better serve their customers and communities." Collins earned his master of business administration and bachelor of science degrees in finance from Virginia Tech.

Source: LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.,

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or

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.