Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Republic's Title Insurance Subsidiary Expands Reinsurance Assumed Relationship With Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc.

Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), today, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (Old Republic) and Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc., (The Fund) announced an amendment of their long-standing Reinsurance Agreement. The Agreement provides for the issuance of an Old Republic Reinsurance Assumption Certificate to be issued automatically with all Fund policies issued on or after March 26, 2009. As an organization of 6000 real estate attorney members, The Fund's mission to protect the public in real estate transactions is more relevant than ever. In the face of challenges to the entire title insurance industry, The Fund is strengthening its Reinsurance Agreement with Old Republic to ensure that protection. For the latest five year period the Fund's annual title premium production has averaged approximately $385 million.

About Old Republic

Chicago-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 primarily 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 $13.2 billion and shareholders' equity of $3.7 billion or $15.91 per share. Its current stock market valuation is approximately $2.6 billion, or $10.86 per share.

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SOURCE Old Republic International Corporation

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