Fitch Plans to Withdraw Old Republic & Insurance Subs Ratings

CHICAGO--()--Fitch Ratings plans to withdraw the ratings on Old Republic International Corporation and its subsidiaries on or about Aug. 3, 2014, for commercial reasons. Fitch currently rates Old Republic International Corporation and its subsidiaries as follows:

Old Republic International Corp. :

--Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB';

--$550 million 3.75% senior notes due March 15, 2018 at 'BBB-'.

Bituminous Casualty Corp.

Bituminous Fire & Marine Insurance Co.

Great West Casualty Co.

Old Republic Insurance Co.

Old Republic Lloyds of Texas

Old Republic General Insurance Co.

Old Republic Surety Co.

Manufacturers Alliance Insurance Co.

Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co.

Pennsylvania Manufacturers Indemnity Co.

American Guaranty Title Insurance Co.

Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co.

Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

--Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) at 'A'.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

Fitch reserves the right in its sole discretion to withdraw or maintain any rating at any time for any reason it deems sufficient. Fitch believes that investors benefit from increased rating coverage by Fitch and is providing approximately 30 days' notice to the market on the withdrawal of Old Republic International Corporation and its subsidiaries ratings as a courtesy to investors.

Fitch's last rating action occurred on April 23, 2014, at which time Fitch upgraded its ratings on Old Republic International Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Brad Istwan, +1 312-368-3197
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, +1 212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Brad Istwan, +1 312-368-3197
Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Media Relations:
Brian Bertsch, +1 212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com