Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported) November 30, 2006

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                      001-10607                  36-2678171
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(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission             (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)                    File Number)            Identification No.)

               307 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (312) 346-8100
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 28, 2006, Old Republic International Corporation, through its wholly
owned  subsidiary,  Old Republic  Insurance  Company,  entered into a definitive
Purchase  Agreement  with Aon  Corporation  ("Aon")  for the  purchase  of Aon's
subisidiaries,  Special Risk Resources  Insurance Agency,  Inc. and Special Risk
Resources  Insurance  Agency of New York,  Inc.  comprising  Aon's  Construction
Program Group  division.  The purchase  includes the policy  renewal  rights and
related  assets,  as well as the  portfolio of insurance in force written by the
Construction  Program Group through Aon's  subsidiary,  Virginia Surety Company.
The purchase price was $85 million in cash.  The  acquistion  closed on November
30, 2006.

Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                         OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Date: November 30, 2006                  By: /s/ Karl W. Mueller
                                         Karl W. Mueller
                                         Senior Vice President
                                         and Chief Financial Officer