News Release

Torchmark Corporation to Present at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' 2005 Insurance Conference

September 07, 2005

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark McAndrew, and Chief Financial Officer, Gary Coleman, will present Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' Insurance Conference in New York City. Mr. McAndrew's and Mr. Coleman's presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:50 a.m. EDT.

Mr. McAndrew will discuss his view of the competitive advantages of Torchmark's distribution channels and his strategy to further develop those advantages. Mr. Coleman will discuss the Company's current investment and cash flow strategies.

This presentation will be webcast live at:

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. Torchmark has several nationally recognized insurance subsidiaries. Globe Life And Accident is a direct-response provider of life insurance known for its administrative efficiencies. American Income Life provides individual 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 provider of Medicare supplement health insurance since 1966.

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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