News Release

Liberty National Named to Ward's 2010 Top 50 Life & Health List

July 19, 2010

McKinney, Texas

Liberty National Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK), has been named to the 2010 Ward's 50 list of top performing life and health insurance companies. Every year since 1995, Liberty National has been named to the Ward's 50 Life-Health List. Liberty National was recognized for achieving outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period (2005-2009). More than 800 insurance companies domiciled in the United States were included in this year's analysis.

The Ward Group looks for companies that outperform the industry in these areas: financial stability, revenue growth, capital/surplus position, underwriting results, and financial returns. The Ward's 50 life and health group of companies compared 12.4 points higher for the five-year return on average equity and grew policyholder surplus 8.4% compared to 5.6% in the industry.

Liberty National markets its life and supplemental health insurance products to middle-income Americans through home and workplace sales. Torchmark Corporation is a financial services holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


SOURCE Liberty National Life Insurance Company