FIRST ADVANTAGE ACQUIRES RECRUITERNET INC.

Projectix Applicant Tracking and Talent Management Expands HR Service Offering



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 29, 2005First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FADV), a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that the company has acquired Recruiternet Inc., provider of Projectix, a leading corporate applicant tracking and talent management software solution. This addition enhances First Advantages product offering and provides opportunities for cross selling its suite of human resources-related services, which includes background screening, drug-free workplace programs and tax credits screening.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, Recruiternet has established Projectix internationally as a premier applicant tracking system (ATS), managing integrated hiring workflows and enhancing the recruiting and staffing process. Available as a hosted ASP offering or as a client-hosted licensed solution, Projectix supports all aspects of the hiring process, manages both hourly and salaried hiring, and is based on the most flexible technology available. Projectix solutions support talent management across an organization and around the globe, offering 13 standard language translations and complete localization of the data scheme. Projectix is tailored to a companys particular recruiting process, including seamless HRMS integration, complementary service offerings and advanced workflow support. Its comprehensive, integrated hiring solution includes a Monster Premier ATS Alliance Membership, background checking, behavioral assessments, tax screening and a variety of other client specific service collaborations. Projectix has been consistently ranked as a leading applicant tracking solution by independent sources, including Gartner, AMR, Workforce Management and ERExchange.

As part of First Advantages suite of human resource products and services, Projectix will be rebranded and marketed as First Advantage Hiring Management Systems.

“Projectix ATS is a valued addition to First Advantages expanding platform of human resources services,” said John Long, chief executive officer of First Advantage Corporation. “Our new Hiring Management Systems provide the means to deliver a conveniently integrated package of employment related servicesincluding our background screening, drug testing, tax credits and, now, applicant tracking softwareto enterprise clients . We are especially pleased with the systems international capabilities and look forward to pairing the system with First Advantage Quest, our Asian Pacific employment screening unit, as we pursue new business globally.”

“As part of First Advantages human resource services solution, we are renewing our commitment to creating the most efficient and effective hiring workflow for our clients,” said Robert Neveu, president and founder of Recruiternet. “With First Advantages focus on overseas expansion and our valued relationships with other service providers, we are uniquely positioned to provide an industry leading and truly comprehensive hiring management solution worldwide.”

First Advantage will also gain Recruiternet Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Recruiternet that is headquartered in the U.K. and supports European clients, as part of the transaction.

First Advantage Hiring Management Systems will align under the companys Employer Services business segment as part of the Employment Screening Services division.

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; 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 3,300 employees in offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about First Advantage can be found at
www.FADV.com.

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 nations largest data provider, supplying businesses and consumers with information resources in connection with the major economic events of peoples lives. Additional information about the First American Family of Companies can be found at www.firstam.com.

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First Advantage Contacts:
Renee Svec 
Director – Marketing & Communications 
727.214.3411, ext. 212 
rsvec@FADV.com

Cindy Williams
Investor Relations Manager
727.214.3438 
clwilliams@fadv.com

Posted October 8, 2005 in Talent Acquisition

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