First American Fosters Offshore Outsourcing

The First American Corp., the nation's largest data provider, has named J. Gregory Harrington as president of First American International Services Group.

First American International Services Group is a new division comprised of offshore corporate resources dedicated to providing a wide selection of offshore services to the mortgage industry.

Mr. Harrington joined the First American Corp. in August 2004 as senior vice president of strategic product development. He brings more than 20 years of management experience in all facets of mortgage banking to his new position, including 13 years with J.P. Morgan Chase where he most recently served as senior vice president of mortgage operations. He was also actively involved in the company's offshore ventures for the past five years.

Under Mr. Harrington's leadership, First American International Services Group will continue to grow its international presence through the addition of resources and locations and will foster First American's ability to meet the growing desire among mortgage industry customers for offshore services.

The First American Corp. is a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889.

The First American family of companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within six primary business segments, including: title insurance and services, specialty insurance, mortgage information, property information, credit information and screening information. With revenue of $6.72 billion in 2004, First American has approximately 2,000 offices throughout the United States and abroad.

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