Old Republic Announces Regular Second Quarter Dividend of 17 Cents

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May 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM EDT

Old Republic Announces Regular Second Quarter Dividend of 17 Cents

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) announced today that its Board of Directors approved the payment of the regular quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per common share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2009 to shareholders of record on June 5, 2009.

About Old Republic

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 primarily 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 $13.2 billion and shareholders' equity of $3.6 billion or $15.47 per share. Its current stock market valuation is approximately $2.4 billion, or $10.10 per share. Cash dividends have been paid without interruption for the past 68 years, and the dividend rate has been increased in each of the past 27 years.

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SOURCE Old Republic International Corporation

CONTACT: A.C. Zucaro, Chairman & CEO of Old Republic International Corporation,
+1-312-346-8100;
or Investors/Media, Leslie Loyet
of Financial Relations Board,
+1-312-640-6672, lloyet@mww.com