News Release

Torchmark Corporation Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter Conference Call On the Web

July 18, 2001

In conjunction with Torchmark's (NYSE: TMK) Second Quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 10:00 am (eastern) with C.B. Hudson, Chairman of the Board of Torchmark.

What: Torchmark Corporation Second Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call

When: 10:00 am Eastern time, Thursday, July 19, 2001

Where: (on the Investor Relations Page) or

How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at one of the addresses above

Contact: Joyce Lane, Vice President, Investor Relations of Torchmark, 972-569-3627, or fax 972-569-3696, or

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site . To access the replay, click on the Investor Relations page, then the "conference calls on the web" icon.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software, downloadable free from , and at least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

Contact: Joyce Lane, Vice President, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, or fax, +1-972-569-3696, or

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