Old Republic International Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

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December 6, 2006 at 5:58 PM EST

Old Republic International Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) reported today that it will pay its regular cash dividend of 15 cents per share. The common stock dividend is payable December 15, 2006, to shareholders of record on December 5, 2006.

Old Republic has paid cash dividends on its common shares for each of the past 65 years without interruption. The Company currently has approximately 230.8 million common shares outstanding.

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 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 nearly $12.1 billion and shareholders' equity of $4.3 billion. Its current stock market valuation is approximately $5.2 billion or $22.73 per share.

SOURCE Old Republic International Corporation

CONTACT: A.C. Zucaro, Chairman & CEO, of Old Republic, +1-312-346-8100, or Analysts-Investors, Leslie Loyet, +1-312-640-6672, or lloyet@frbir.com , or Media, Tim Grace, +1-312-640-6667, or tgrace@frbir.com , both of Financial Relations Board