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Torchmark Subsidiary United American Appoints New President

October 08, 2007

McKinney, Texas

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announced today that Andrew W. King, 50, has been appointed President of its subsidiary United American Insurance Company, McKinney. At the time of the appointment, Mr. King was President and Chief Marketing Officer at Torchmark's Liberty National Life Insurance Company, Birmingham, AL, a position he has held since 2006. Mr. King will retain the Liberty National position. Mr. King first joined Torchmark at its subsidiary Globe Life And Accident, Oklahoma City, in 1980. In 1995, he was named United American's Senior Vice President, Branch Office.

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, jlane@torchmarkcorp.com

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