News Release

Torchmark Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call

October 22, 2008

McKinney, Texas

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Third Quarter 2008 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, October 22, 2008. In conjunction with Torchmark's Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release, you are invited to listen to a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. At that time a copy of the Company's Q3-2008 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.

Third Quarter Conference Call
Thursday, October 23, 2008
11:00 a.m. (Eastern)

Listen live and as a replay at
on the Investor Relations page under "Conference Calls"
Call-In Number: 913-312-0657
(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: Mike Majors of Torchmark Corporation, +1-972-569-3627, fax, +1-972-569-3282,

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