News Release

Torchmark Declares Dividend

March 08, 2001

Birmingham, Alabama

The Board of Directors of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) has declared a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share on all of the outstanding common stock of the Company held of record as of the close of business of the Company's transfer agent on April 6, 2001. This dividend will be paid on May 1, 2001.

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

Contact: Joyce Lane of Torchmark Corporation, 972-569-3627

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