Old Republic International Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

August 31, 2007

CHICAGO, -- The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of 16 cents per share. This dividend is payable September 14, 2007, to shareholders of record on September 5, 2007.

Old Republic International has paid cash dividends on its common stock for the past 66 years without interruption, and has raised the annual payout for twenty-six consecutive years, most recently in March of this year. The Company currently has approximately 232 million common shares outstanding.

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