News Release

Torchmark Corporation to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' 2004 Insurance Conference

September 07, 2004

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announced today that its Chairman, C. B. Hudson, and Chief Financial Officer, Gary Coleman, will present Thursday, September 9, 2004 at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' Insurance Conference in New York City. Mr. Hudson's and Mr. Coleman's presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. EDT.

This presentation will be webcast live at:
on the Investor Relations page, under "Management Presentations"

Torchmark Corporation is an insurance holding company specializing in protection life and supplemental health insurance for "middle income" Americans marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response, and exclusive and independent agencies. Subsidiary Globe Life And Accident is a nationally recognized direct-response provider of life insurance and is known for its administrative efficiencies. United American has been a nationally recognized provider of Medicare supplement health insurance since 1966. Liberty National Life, one of the oldest traditional life insurers in the Southeast, is the largest life insurer in its home state of Alabama. American Income Life is nationally recognized for providing supplemental life insurance to labor union members.

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

CONTACT: Joyce Lane, Vice President, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, or fax, +1-972-569-3282, or

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