FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * DARE THOMAS 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/1/2021 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP [ORI]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
307 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE, SUITE 2300
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
SrVP Secretary General Counsel /
(Street)
CHICAGO, IL 60601      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  5881.302  D   
Common Stock  2140.493  I  By ESSOP 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
2015 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2015  3/19/2025  Common Stock  1000.0  $15.26  D   
2016 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2016  3/23/2026  Common Stock  5000.0  $18.14  D   
2017 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2017 (1) 3/22/2027  Common Stock  5000.0  $19.98  D   
2018 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2018 (1) 2/20/2028  Common Stock  10000.0  $20.98  D   
2019 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2019 (1) 3/19/2029  Common Stock  12500.0  $21.12  D   
2020 Employee Stock Option  12/31/2020 (1) 3/17/2030  Common Stock  20000.0  $16.17  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  These shares vest and become exercisable each December 31 at the rate of 10% the first year, 15% the second year, 20% the third year, 25% the fourth year and 30% the fifth year. Also, vesting shall accelerate if the optionee dies, becomes disabled, retires or a change of control of the company occurs. For those optionees over age 65 and who have been employed for 10 years or more by the company on the date of the grant, 100% of the option shares vest immediately.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
DARE THOMAS
307 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE
SUITE 2300
CHICAGO, IL 60601


SrVP Secretary General Counsel

Signatures
William J. Dasso, Power of Attorney for Thomas Dare 1/8/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date