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Old Republic Declares 32nd Annual Increase In The Cash Dividend Rate On Common Stock

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Old Republic Declares 32nd Annual Increase In The Cash Dividend Rate On Common Stock14:12 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of 18 cents per share.  This dividend is payable March 21, 2013, to shareholders of record on March 11, 2013.  Subject to Board approval of each quarter's new rate, the full year's cash dividend will amount to 72 cents per share compared to 71 cents paid in 2012.  This latest dividend increase marks the 32ND consecutive year that Old Republic has boosted its cash dividend rate, and 2013 becomes the 72nd 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 $16.2 billion and common shareholders' equity of nearly $3.6 billion or $14.03 per share.  Its current stock market valuation is approximately $3.1 billion or $11.94 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: AT OLD REPUBLIC: A.C. Zucaro, Chairman & CEO, +1-312-346-8100; AT FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD: Scott Eckstein, Analysts/Investors, +1-212-827-3766,