Ellie Mae Announces Availability of First American Title Insurance Company's Automated Title Account Set-Up on Encompass

Automated account set-up saves time and enables customers to place immediate orders

PLEASANTON, CA, September 16, 2008—Ellie Mae, an award-winning provider of innovative software and services for the mortgage industry, has partnered with First American Title Insurance Company, a subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), to offer automated account set up and ordering of First American’s title insurance and escrow services through Ellie Mae’s Encompass Mortgage Management Solution.

With this enhanced functionality, Encompass users can now immediately receive account credentials online—a process that previously took up to two days—and expedite title and escrow service orders. Within a single order request, users may select their preferred title office, request a specific closing agent, pay-off information and verifications of homeowner’s insurance and homeowner’s association dues.

“Ordering title and closing services through Encompass is really catching on with our users as they increasingly realize the importance of operating efficiently in order to increase profitability,” said Richard Roof, senior vice president of Ellie Mae. “Adding automated title account set-up quickly facilitates our customers’ interactions with the First American Title office and lets them choose the staff and services they prefer.”

“This solution further enhances our title offering and is focused on improving processes for customers by leveraging the technology already at their fingertips,” said Michelle Eberhart, vice president and executive director of First American Title Insurance Company’s Cross-Sell Services Division.

About First American Title Insurance Company

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae is an award-winning provider of software and services for the mortgage industry, offering comprehensive business solutions for mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers and lenders. The company's key offerings include the flagship Encompass Mortgage Management Solution, the Encompass WebCenter, Electronic Document Management (EDM), Encompass CenterWise™ and Encompass Closer. More than 150,000 mortgage professionals use the Encompass mortgage management solution, including two-thirds of the nation’s top 300 brokers and nine of the top 10. Ellie Mae is recognized for linking the many parties critical to the mortgage origination industry through its ePASS Network. One third of the nation's almost $2 trillion in new mortgages originated every year pass through the ePASS platform, enabling mortgage companies to easily conduct electronic business transactions with dozens of leading lenders and thousands of settlement service providers. Ellie Mae was founded in 1997 and is based in Pleasanton, California. To learn more about Ellie Mae, visit www.EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362.

2008 Ellie Mae, Inc. All rights reserved. Ellie Mae, Encompass, and ePASS are registered trademarks and Encompass CenterWise, and Ellie Mae Closer are trademarks of Ellie Mae, Inc. in the United States.

Press Contacts:

Rosalie Berg
Strategic Vantage for Ellie Mae
(305) 971-5352
pr@strategicvantage.com

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