Old Republic Announces Receipt of 1988-1990 Tax Refund

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July 22, 2005 at 3:40 PM EDT

Old Republic Announces Receipt of 1988-1990 Tax Refund

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today announced that it has obtained a favorable resolution of the Company's claim for a Federal income tax refund pertaining to the three years ended December 31, 1990. As a result, Old Republic will record a combined recovery of income taxes and related accumulated interest of approximately $57.9 million in its second quarter 2005 statement of income. The net of tax effect of this recovery will result in a non-recurring addition to net income of approximately $46.0 million or $.25 per diluted share.

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Chicago-based Old Republic International Corporation is an insurance holding company whose subsidiaries market, underwrite and provide risk management services for a wide variety of coverages, principally in the property and liability, mortgage guaranty and title insurance fields. One of the nation's 50 largest publicly owned insurance organizations, Old Republic has assets of approximately $10.6 billion and capitalization of $4.0 billion. Its current stock market valuation is approximately $4.3 billion.

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