First Advantage Acquires Mortgage Credit Business From Experian

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- First Advantage
Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV), a global risk mitigation and business solutions
provider, today announced that it has acquired the mortgage credit reporting
assets of Credit Data Services (CDS) from Experian.  The transaction provides
additional southeastern market share to First Advantage's mortgage credit
company, industry leader First American CREDCO, and is the latest acquisition
in the execution of First Advantage's growth strategy. 
CDS, a provider of consumer credit, business information services and
mortgage services, was acquired by Experian earlier this year.  Based in
Maitland, Fla., the CDS mortgage business provides mortgage credit and real
estate services to national lenders and mortgage brokers, with a concentration
of customers in the southeast. 
In support of Experian's joint venture agreement with The First American
Corporation (NYSE: FAF), which extends to First Advantage, Experian is selling
the mortgage credit reporting assets to First American CREDCO, a division of
First Advantage.  First American CREDCO is the preferred distributor of
Experian credit reports to the mortgage finance sector. 
"We are excited to continue the strategic partnership initiated by
Experian and First American," said John Long, chief executive officer of First
Advantage Corporation.  "We're pleased to have the opportunity to add the
mortgage credit business of CDS to First American CREDCO's operations and
fully expect to benefit from the additional market share and cross sell
opportunities that this transaction represents to our Lender Services
"As we continue to focus on expanding our core credit business lines, we
look forward to building our relationship with First Advantage," said Chris
Callero, chief executive officer, Experian Americas.  "Experian will continue
to be the preferred provider of credit reporting services to First American
CREDCO for the mortgage and automotive finance industries, and we also look
forward to contributing to the numerous other First Advantage business lines
that utilize credit information." 
About First Advantage Corporation 
First Advantage Corporation (Nasdaq: FADV) combines industry expertise
with information to create products and services that organizations worldwide
use to make smarter business decisions.  First Advantage is a leading provider
of business credit information in the transportation industry; consumer credit
information in the mortgage, automotive and subprime markets; motor vehicle
record reports; supply chain security consulting; employment background
verifications; occupational health services; applicant tracking systems;
business tax consulting services; insurance fraud, corporate and litigation
investigations; surveillance; computer forensics; electronic discovery; data
recovery; due diligence reporting; resident screening; property management
software; renters insurance and consumer location services.  First Advantage
ranks among the top three companies in all of its major business lines.  First
Advantage is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has more than
3,700 employees in offices throughout the United States and abroad.  More
information about First Advantage can be found at 
First Advantage is a majority-owned subsidiary of The First American
Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to
1889.  First American is the nation's largest data provider, supplying
businesses and consumers with information resources in connection with the
major economic events of people's lives.  Additional information about the
First American Family of Companies can be found at 
Certain statements in this press release, including those related to the
increased market share and cross sell opportunities, are forward-looking.
Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause results to differ materially from
those set forth in these forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause
the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking
statements include: general volatility of the capital markets and the market
price of the company's Class A common stock; the company's ability to
successfully raise capital; the company's ability to identify and complete
acquisitions and successfully integrate businesses it acquires; changes in
applicable government regulations; the degree and nature of the company's
competition; increases in the company's expenses; continued consolidation
among the company's competitors and customers; unanticipated technological
changes and requirements; the company's ability to identify suppliers of
quality and cost-effective data, and other risks identified from time-to-time
in the company's SEC filings.  The forward-looking statements speak only as of
the date they are made.  The company does not undertake to update
forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after
the date the forward-looking statements are made.  Investors are advised to
consult the company's filings with the SEC, including its 2004 Annual Report
on Form 10-K, for a further discussion of these and other risks. 

    First Advantage Contacts:
    Renee Svec                                   Cindy Williams
    Director - Marketing & Communications        Manager - Investor Relations
    727.214.3411, ext. 212                       727.214.3411, ext. 260                     

SOURCE  First Advantage Corporation 
Renee Svec, Director, Marketing & Communications, +1-727-214-3411, ext. 212,, or Cindy Williams, Manager, Investor Relations, +1-727-214-3411, ext. 260,, both of First Advantage Corporation
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