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Investor FAQ

1.On which stock exchange is First American Financial Corporation traded?
2.When did First American Financial Corporation begin trading?
3.What was the spin-off distribution ratio for each share of the former First American Corporation?
4.What do I do with my existing stock certificates in The First American Corporation? Will I get new certificates in First American Financial Corporation?
5.Is there any tax on the receipt of First American Financial Corporation shares?
6.What is the tax/cost basis of First American Financial Corporation as a result of the spin-off transaction?
7.Does First American Financial Corporation pay a dividend to shareholders?
8.How can I purchase First American Financial Corporation shares?
9.When will next quarter’s earnings be released?
10.How can I get copies of quarterly financial reports and financial statements such as Form10-Q, Form 10-K?
11.Who is on your Board of Directors?
12.Where are your corporate headquarters?
13.What firm is the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for First American Financial Corporation?
14.Who is First American Financial Corporation’s Transfer Agent?
15.Who do First American Financial Corporation shareholders contact if they need to replace a lost stock certificate, change an address, make inquiries or have questions about the dividend?
16.Where can I send other inquires regarding First American Financial Corporation?

1.On which stock exchange is First American Financial Corporation traded?
 First American Financial Corporation shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol FAF. In addition, the former First American Corporation, which has assumed the name CoreLogic Inc., also trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CLGX.

2.When did First American Financial Corporation begin trading?
 As part of a spin-off transaction, First American Financial Corporation common stock was distributed to shareholders of The First American Corporation on June 1, 2010. The First American Corporation assumed the new name CoreLogic, Inc. on that day. The shares of both companies traded on a “when-issued” basis from May 24, 2010 through June 1, 2010, and began full-fledged trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 2, 2010; First American Financial Corporation under the ticker symbol FAF, and CoreLogic, Inc. under the ticker symbol CLGX.

3.What was the spin-off distribution ratio for each share of the former First American Corporation?
 On June 1, 2010, each shareholder received one share of First American Financial Corporation common stock for every share of The First American Corporation common stock held as of the close of business on the record date of May 26, 2010. Shareholders also received a cash payment in lieu of any fractional shares.

4.What do I do with my existing stock certificates in The First American Corporation? Will I get new certificates in First American Financial Corporation?
 You do not need to do anything with your stock certificates in connection with the spin-off. Regardless of how they are titled, the transfer agent has a record of them and will be able to translate them into shares of the new CoreLogic Inc. when you decide to sell them or turn them in for any reason. However, you will not receive new certificates for shares issued to you in First American Financial Corporation, as these new shares will be held in a book-entry form only in a Direct Registration account maintained by First American’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. Instead of issuing new stock certificates, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services will mail you a statement detailing your holdings in First American Financial Corporation. If you maintain your shares with your broker, the new First American Financial Corporation shares will appear on the statement that you receive from your broker in addition to pre-existing shares in The First American Corporation, which has now assumed the name of CoreLogic.

5.Is there any tax on the receipt of First American Financial Corporation shares?
 For U.S. shareholders, there will be no tax on the receipt of First American Financial Corporation common stock. However, no fractional shares of First American Financial Corporation common stock will be issued and shareholders will receive cash in lieu of any fractional shares. The cash received for a fractional share will generally be taxable. Shareholders in certain jurisdictions should contact their tax advisor regarding their tax liabilities. Shareholders should refer to the Tax-Basis Information Statement for a general explanation of certain U.S. Federal income tax laws and Treasury regulations. 

6.What is the tax/cost basis of First American Financial Corporation as a result of the spin-off transaction?
 

As a result of the spin-off, you will need to allocate a percentage of your original tax/cost basis between First American Financial Corporation and CoreLogic Inc. (formerly The First American Corporation). A Tax-Basis Information Statement outlining one approach to allocating your tax basis based upon the closing price on the June 1, 2010, distribution date is available online.


7.Does First American Financial Corporation pay a dividend to shareholders?
 First American Financial Corporation currently pays a dividend of 12 cents per share each quarter, or 48 cents annually. The dividend is usually declared in the last month of each calendar quarter to shareholders of record on the last trading day of the quarter.

8.How can I purchase First American Financial Corporation shares?
 You will need to contact a licensed stockbroker to purchase shares of First American Financial Corporation. The company also sponsors a Direct Purchase Plan (DPP) through its transfer agent Wells Fargo Shareowner Services (see Contact Information below).

9.When will next quarter’s earnings be released?
 The company usually issues its quarterly earnings press release and conducts its investor conference call during the last week of the month following the end of each quarter. A press release announcing the date and time of the conference call is sent out 2-3 weeks prior.

10.How can I get copies of quarterly financial reports and financial statements such as Form10-Q, Form 10-K?
 

Quarterly filings can be viewed and printed from the SEC Filings section located in the Financial Information section on the Investor Relations page of the First American Financial Corporation’s website and on the SEC’s website. Their websites, respectively, can be found at:
www.firstam.com
www.sec.gov


11.Who is on your Board of Directors?
 

Members of First American Financial Corporation’s Board of Directors are listed in the Corporate Governance section of the Investors Relations section of the company’s website. Board governance policies can be viewed in the same location.


12.Where are your corporate headquarters?
 First American Financial Corporation
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707

13.What firm is the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for First American Financial Corporation?
 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
2020 Main Street
Suite 400
Irvine, California 92614

14.Who is First American Financial Corporation’s Transfer Agent?
 

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874


15.Who do First American Financial Corporation shareholders contact if they need to replace a lost stock certificate, change an address, make inquiries or have questions about the dividend?
 

Shareholders can write to: 
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874

Or call: 
(800) 401-1957

Or online at:
https://www.wellsfargo.com/com/shareowner_services/index.jhtml


16.Where can I send other inquires regarding First American Financial Corporation?
 E-mail Investor Relations