Torchmark Subsidiary Liberty National Appoints New President and Chief Marketing Officer

Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) reported today that Andrew W. King, 48, has been appointed President and Chief Marketing Officer of Torchmark subsidiary Liberty National Life Insurance Company in Birmingham. At the time of the appointment, Mr. King was President, Exclusive Agency Division (Branch Office) at Torchmark subsidiary, United American Insurance Company, McKinney, Texas, a position he had held since 1999.

Mr. King joined Torchmark subsidiary Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company's Roanoke, Virginia sales office as a Field Representative in 1980, rising through various field management positions to Director of Agencies at Globe Life. In 1990 he joined Liberty National as Regional Vice President and where he was subsequently named Director and Senior Vice President, Marketing. He transferred to United American as Senior Vice President, Branch Office, in 1995.

Anthony McWhorter, CEO of Liberty, said that because of Mr. King's success at United American in developing modern internet-based agent recruiting techniques that resulted in expanded producers and sales in the Branch Office system, he is confident that Mr. King can bring that same level of success to Liberty.

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 insurers in the Southeast, is the largest life insurer in its home state of Alabama. United American has been a provider of Medicare supplement health insurance since 1966.

SOURCE: Liberty National Life Insurance Company

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