News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Conference Call

October 19, 2006

McKinney, Texas

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announces the following Webcast:

What: Torchmark Corporation Webcast

When: 10/19/06 @ 10:00 A.M. Eastern


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

Contact: Joyce Lane, VP, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, 972/569/3230

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site

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 is a consumer-oriented provider of supplemental health insurance.

SOURCE Torchmark Corporation

CONTACT: Joyce Lane, VP, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3230, or fax, +1-972-569-3282, or

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