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Old Republic Declares 34th Annual Increase In The Cash Dividend Rate On Common Stock

February 20, 2015

CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of 18.50 cents per share.  This dividend is payable March 16, 2015, to shareholders of record on March 6, 2015.  Subject to Board approval of each quarter's new rate, the full year's cash dividend will amount to 74 cents per share compared to 73 cents paid in 2014. 

This latest dividend increase marks the 34th consecutive year that Old Republic has boosted its cash dividend rate, and 2015 becomes the 74th year of uninterrupted cash dividend payments.

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, principally in the property and liability, and title insurance fields.  A long term interest in mortgage guaranty and consumer credit indemnity lines has devolved to a run-off operating mode in recent times. 

One of the nation's 50 largest publicly owned insurance organizations, Old Republic has consolidated assets of approximately $17.0 billion and common shareholders' equity of $3.9 billion, or $15.15 per share. Its current stock market valuation is approximately $3.9 billion, or $14.97 per share.

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A.C. Zucaro, Chairman & CEO, (312) 346-8100 or Scott Eckstein, Analysts/Investors, (212) 827-3766,