News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call on the Web

July 18, 2005

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Second Quarter 2005 Earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. In conjunction with Torchmark Corporation's Second Quarter 2005 Earnings Release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. At that time a copy of the Company's Q2-2005 earnings press release and any other financial and statistical information about the quarter to be presented in the conference call will be available on the Company's website at on the Investor Relations page.

What: Torchmark Corporation Second Quarter 2005 Earnings Release Conference Call

When: July 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern


How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above.

Contact: Joyce L. Lane, 972/569-3627,

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived at . To access the replay, click on the Investor Relations page.

Torchmark Corporation is a holding company specializing in 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 known for its administrative efficiencies. American Income Life is nationally recognized for providing supplemental life insurance to labor union members. Liberty National Life, one of the oldest traditional life insurers in the Southeast, is the largest life insurer in its home state of Alabama. United American has been a nationally recognized provider of Medicare supplement health insurance since 1966.

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from at least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet.)

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

CONTACT: Joyce L. Lane of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, or

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