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Old Republic Declares Regular Third Quarter Cash Dividend Of 17.75 Cents Per Share

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Old Republic Declares Regular Third Quarter Cash Dividend Of 17.75 Cents Per Share16:43 EDT Wednesday, August 22, 2012CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of 17.75 cents per share.  This dividend is payable September 14, 2012, to shareholders of record on September 4, 2012.  Subject to Board approval of each quarter's new rate, the full year's cash dividend will amount to 71 cents per share compared to 70 cents paid in 2011.  This latest dividend increase marks the 31st consecutive year that Old Republic has boosted its cash dividend rate, and 2012 becomes the 71st year of uninterrupted cash dividend payments. About Old RepublicChicago-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 $15.8 billion and common shareholders' equity of nearly $3.7 billion or $14.50 per share.  Its current stock market valuation is approximately $2.4 billion or $9.07 per share.For the latest news releases and other corporate documents on Old Republic International visit www.oldrepublic.comSOURCE Old Republic International CorporationFor further information: Old Republic, A.C. Zucaro Chairman & CEO, (312) 346-8100; or Financial Relations Board, Scott Eckstein, Analysts/Investors, (212) 827-3766,