Old Republic Continues to Expand in Washington DC Market

June 2, 2009

Christopher F. Naughten Joins Old Republic National Commercial Title Services in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Christopher F. Naughten has joined Old Republic National Commercial Title Services (ORNCTS), as Vice  President and Commercial Counsel.
Naughten  will be responsible for the growth and development of local and national commercial business.

Naughten is part of the team being formed and directed by Dennis Vendetti, Vice President and Manager, of the new Washington, D.C.,  office opened in Spring of  2009.  Old Republic National Commercial Title Services is a division of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Since June of 2008, it has expanded its national footprint in the major commercial real estate markets. Its Washington, D.C., commercial operation is the Commercial division's newest office.

“Naughten delivers a superior breadth and depth of title experience and real estate knowledge to today's complex commercial transactions,” stated Peter Ostrander, Vice President and National Sales Manager, ORNCTS. “In his role as Commercial Counsel, he will work closely with our Commercial team in Washington, D.C., to service local and national customers.”

Naughten received his B.A. from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, and his Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He comes to the Company with 27 years of experience in the title industry, and is a member of the Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors®; Maryland State Bar Association; ABA Real Property & Probate Section; Mortgage Bankers' Association; and the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Land Title Associations. Naughten recently served on the Executive Board of ULI Washington as Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee.

About The Old Republic Title Insurance Group (ORTIG):
ORTIG is comprised of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, American Guaranty Title Insurance Company, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, and Old Republic General Title Insurance Corporation. It is one of the nation's largest title insurance groups, operating in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, through a network of Company-owned offices, subsidiaries, authorized agents and approved attorneys. ORTIG is a subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), which is one of the nation's 50 largest publicly-owned insurance organizations, with assets of approximately $13.29 billion and shareholders' equity of over $3.64 billion as of March 31, 2008. ORTIG is committed to being the most financially stable title insurance group in the industry. Since 1992, the ORTIG has been the highest rated title insurance group in the nation.

No group has equaled ORTIG's consistently high ratings. These ratings reflect the Group's consolidated operating performance and strategic relationship with its parent company, Old Republic InternationalCorporation and its excellent capitalization, superior liquidity, sound investment strategy, reserve adequacy and market position.  For more information about the Old Republic Title Insurance Group, visit us at: www.oldrepublictitle.com

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