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Radian Responds to MGIC's Lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA, Aug 21, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN) today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE: MTG):

We are disappointed that MGIC filed a lawsuit, which our legal counsel is currently reviewing. The lawsuit claims that Radian has not provided certain information as required by the merger agreement. Since the announcement of the merger, Radian has provided MGIC with significant detailed information.

Since MGIC's August 7, 2007 press release, which stated its management team's preliminary assessment that MGIC is not obligated to complete the merger with Radian, Radian has continued to provide MGIC with responsive information. Radian never consented to the timeline stated in MGIC's August 7, 2007 press release, and is compelled to carefully assess the proprietary nature of the subsequent information requests to ensure that Radian does not provide MGIC with an unfair competitive advantage in the event that MGIC decides that it does not have an obligation to complete the merger.

Radian Group Inc. is a global credit risk management company headquartered in Philadelphia with significant operations in New York and London. Radian develops innovative financial solutions by applying its core mortgage credit risk expertise and structured finance capabilities to the credit enhancement needs of the capital markets worldwide, primarily through credit insurance products. The company also provides credit enhancement for public finance and other corporate and consumer assets on both a direct and reinsurance basis and holds strategic interests in credit-based consumer asset businesses. Additional information may be found at http://www.radian.biz.

All statements made in this news release that address events or developments that we expect or anticipate may occur in the future are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of management's current views and assumptions with respect to future events. The forward-looking statements, as well as Radian's prospects as a whole, are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the following: changes in general financial and political conditions such as extended national or regional economic recessions (or expansions), changes in housing demand or mortgage originations, changes in housing values, population trends and changes in household formation patterns, changes in unemployment rates, changes or volatility in interest rates, consumer confidence, or changes in credit spreads; changes in investor perception of the strength of private mortgage insurers or financial guaranty providers; risks faced by the businesses, municipalities or pools of assets covered by Radian's insurance; the loss of a customer with whom Radian has a concentration of its insurance in force or the influence of large customers; increased severity or frequency of losses associated with certain Radian products that are riskier than traditional mortgage insurance and financial guaranty insurance policies; material changes in persistency rates of Radian's mortgage insurance policies; changes in Radian's credit ratings or the insurance financial-strength ratings assigned by the major ratings agencies to Radian's operating subsidiaries; heightened competition from other insurance providers and from alternative products to private mortgage insurance and financial guaranty insurance; changes in the charters or business practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; the application of federal or state consumer, lending, insurance and other applicable laws and regulations, or unfavorable changes in these laws and regulations or the way they are interpreted, including: (i) the possibility of private lawsuits or investigations by state insurance departments and state attorneys general alleging that services offered by the mortgage insurance industry, such as captive reinsurance, pool insurance and contract underwriting, are violative of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and/or similar state regulations (particularly in light of inquiries that we and other mortgage insurers have received from the New York Insurance Department and public reports that other state insurance departments are investigating or planning to investigate captive reinsurance arrangements used in the mortgage insurance industry) or (ii) legislative and regulatory changes affecting demand for private mortgage insurance or financial guaranty insurance; the possibility that we may fail to estimate accurately the likelihood, magnitude and timing of losses in connection with establishing loss reserves for our mortgage insurance or financial guaranty businesses or to estimate accurately the fair value amounts of derivative financial guaranty contracts in determining gains and losses on these contracts; changes in accounting guidance from the SEC or the Financial Accounting Standards Board regarding income recognition and the treatment of loss reserves in the mortgage insurance or financial guaranty industries; changes in claims against mortgage insurance products resulting from the aging of Radian's mortgage insurance policies; vulnerability to the performance of Radian's strategic investments; changes in the availability of affordable or adequate reinsurance for our non-prime risk; legal and other limitations on the amount of dividends we may receive from our insurance subsidiaries; international expansion of our mortgage insurance and financial guaranty businesses into new markets and risks associated with our international business activities; and risks and uncertainties associated with our proposed merger with MGIC Investment Corporation, including, without limitation: the ability to complete the transaction on the proposed terms and schedule; the risk that the two companies and their businesses will not be integrated successfully; customer attrition and disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or other business relationships; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that potential sales of assets in connection with the merger may negatively impact the financial performance of the combined company; and the possibility that the merger may not be completed, whether due to the failure to receive the requisite regulatory approvals or otherwise, which may have an adverse effect on our customers, employees and other business relationships, and may have a materially adverse impact on our financial results and prospects. For more information regarding these risks and uncertainties, as well as certain additional risks that we face, investors should refer to the risk factors detailed in Part I, Item 1A of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and in the joint proxy statement/prospectus for our 2007 annual meeting. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this news release. Radian does not intend to, and disclaims any duty or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements made in this news release to reflect new information, future events or for any other reason.

SOURCE Radian Group Inc.

For investors, Mona Zeehandelaar of Radian Group Inc., +1-215-231-1674,
mona.zeehandelaar@radian.biz; or for the media, Michelle Davidson of Radian Group
Inc., +1-215-231-1325, Cell: +1-215-260-6760, michelle.davidson@radian.biz; or Steve
Frankel or Jeremy Jacobs of Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, +1-212-355-4449
http://www.radian.biz
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