News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Release and Conference Call

July 16, 2007

McKinney, Texas

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Second Quarter 2007 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. In conjunction with Torchmark's Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. At that time a copy of the Company's Q2-2007 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.

Second Quarter Conference Call
Thursday, July 19, 2007
10:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Listen live and as a replay at
on the Investor Relations page under "Conference Calls"
Call-In Number: 913-981-5507
(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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