First American Property Information and Services Group Announces Expanded Roles of Key Executives

March 1, 2006

SANTA ANA, Calif., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) announced that Michael T. Henney, president of First American subsidiary Data Trace, has taken on the additional role of president of First American subsidiary DataTree, LLC. The company also announced that Robert Karraa, chief operating officer of DataTree LLC, has assumed the additional duty of chief operating officer at Data Trace. Data Trace, the nation's largest provider of title plant services; and DataTree, the leading provider of recorded property documents nationwide, are both operating units within First American's Property Information and Services Group.

DataTree and Data Trace are highly customer-focused businesses with complementary operations and markets," said George Livermore, president of The First American Corporation's Property Information and Services Group. "These appointments leverage the strength and scope of our operations and management team to enhance value for our clients."

Henney has led Data Trace from its inception and is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most knowledgeable leaders in the title information services field. Karraa has served as chief operating officer of DataTree since February 2004. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles both in operations and sales for First American Real Estate Solutions (RESĀ®), the nation's largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services.

Source: First American's Property Information and Services Group


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