Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Effective Date of Shelf Registration

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Fidelity
 National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:   FNF), the nation's largest provider of title
 insurance and real estate related products and services, announced that the
 Form S-3 Registration Statement that it filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission on March 30, 2001 was declared effective yesterday, April 19, 2001.
 While the Form S-3 Registration Statement is effective, the Company has no
 plans to offer any form of securities pursuant to the Registration Statement
 at this time.  The Registration Statement was filed in order to ensure that
 the Company has the maximum amount of flexibility with respect to the sale of
 securities in the future.  The Registration Statement allows the Company from
 time to time to offer and sell up to an aggregate $500 million of debt
 securities, preferred stock, depositary shares and common stock.
     Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is the nation's largest title insurance
 and diversified real estate related services company.  The Company's title
 insurance underwriters -- Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor
 Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title -- together issue approximately
 30 percent of all title insurance policies nationally.  The company provides
 title insurance in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Mexico, Puerto
 Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
     In addition, Fidelity, through its principal subsidiaries, performs other
 real estate-related services such as escrow, appraisal services, collection
 and trust activities, real estate information and technology services,
 trustee's sale guarantees, credit reporting, flood certifications, real estate
 tax services, reconveyances, recordings, foreclosure publishing and posting
 services and exchange intermediary services in connection with real estate
 transactions.  More information about the Company can be found on Fidelity's
 website, located at www.fnf.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  The words
 "believe," "expects," "intend," "anticipate," "will," and "project," and other
 similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as
 of the date the statement was made.  The company undertakes no obligation to
 publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
 of new information, future events or otherwise.  Forward-looking statements
 are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be
 predicted or quantified.  Future events and actual results could differ
 materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the
 forward-looking statements.  The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking
 statements are subject to include, but are not limited to, the effect of
 governmental regulations, competition and other risks detailed from time to
 time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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SOURCE Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Fidelity
 National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:   FNF), the nation's largest provider of title
 insurance and real estate related products and services, announced that the
 Form S-3 Registration Statement that it filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission on March 30, 2001 was declared effective yesterday, April 19, 2001.
 While the Form S-3 Registration Statement is effective, the Company has no
 plans to offer any form of securities pursuant to the Registration Statement
 at this time.  The Registration Statement was filed in order to ensure that
 the Company has the maximum amount of flexibility with respect to the sale of
 securities in the future.  The Registration Statement allows the Company from
 time to time to offer and sell up to an aggregate $500 million of debt
 securities, preferred stock, depositary shares and common stock.
     Fidelity National Financial, Inc. is the nation's largest title insurance
 and diversified real estate related services company.  The Company's title
 insurance underwriters -- Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor
 Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title -- together issue approximately
 30 percent of all title insurance policies nationally.  The company provides
 title insurance in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Mexico, Puerto
 Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
     In addition, Fidelity, through its principal subsidiaries, performs other
 real estate-related services such as escrow, appraisal services, collection
 and trust activities, real estate information and technology services,
 trustee's sale guarantees, credit reporting, flood certifications, real estate
 tax services, reconveyances, recordings, foreclosure publishing and posting
 services and exchange intermediary services in connection with real estate
 transactions.  More information about the Company can be found on Fidelity's
 website, located at www.fnf.com.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements.  The words
 "believe," "expects," "intend," "anticipate," "will," and "project," and other
 similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as
 of the date the statement was made.  The company undertakes no obligation to
 publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
 of new information, future events or otherwise.  Forward-looking statements
 are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be
 predicted or quantified.  Future events and actual results could differ
 materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the
 forward-looking statements.  The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking
 statements are subject to include, but are not limited to, the effect of
 governmental regulations, competition and other risks detailed from time to
 time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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