Old Republic International Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

December 2, 2004

CHICAGO, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI - News) declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 13 cents per share. The common stock dividend is payable December 15, 2004, to shareholders of record on December 10, 2004.

Old Republic has paid cash dividends on its common shares for each of the past 63 years without interruption. The Company currently has approximately 182.3 million common shares outstanding.

Source: Old Republic International Corporation