Old Republic International Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

December 6, 2007

CHICAGO, -- Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI ) reported today that it will pay its regular cash dividend of 16 cents per share. The dividend is payable December 14, 2007, to shareholders of record on December 5, 2007.

Old Republic has paid cash dividends on its common shares for each of the past 66 years without interruption. According to the Fall 2007 edition of Mergent's Dividend Achievers, the Company is one of just 117 companies, out of 10,000-plus publicly held corporations, that have posted at least 25 consecutive years of annual dividend growth.

Source: Old Republic International Corporation