News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call

January 10, 2007

McKinney, Texas

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Fourth Quarter 2006 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. In conjunction with Torchmark's Fourth Quarter 2006 Earnings Release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. At that time a copy of the Company's Q4-2006 earnings press release and any other financial and statistical information about the quarter will be available on the Company's website at on the Investor Relations page.

Thursday, February 8, 2007
12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Call-In Number: 719-457-2680
(Pass Code: Torchmark)

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, Vice President, Investor Relations of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, Fax, +1-972-569-3282,

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