First American Corp. said Monday that it expects operating results for the first quarter and the full year to fall short of analysts' forecasts, citing customer attrition and higher expenses.

The $20.7 billion-asset bank, which made the announcement after the market closed, said first-quarter results would fall below Wall Street's consensus estimate of 71 cents a share and 1999 operating earnings would fall below the estimate of $2.99 a share.

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