REG-Torchmark Corp: Dividend and New Board Members Announcement

Fri Mar 8, 2013 2:00am EST

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Torchmark Corporation Declares Dividend And Announces Election Of 2 New Board Members 


MCKINNEY, Texas, March 8, 2013 -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) announced that its 
Board of Directors has raised the quarterly dividend to $.17 per share on all of the outstanding 
common stock of the Company held of record as of the close of business of the Company's transfer 
agent on April 5, 2013.  The dividend will be paid on May 1, 2013. 

Torchmark also announced that Marilyn A. Alexander, Principal of the consulting firm of Alexander 
and Friedman, LLC, and Wesley D. Protheroe, retired Chief Executive Officer of Gerber Life 
Insurance Company, were elected to its Board of Directors on February 27, 2013.

Ms. Alexander, a Certified Public Accountant, holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown 
University and a M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania.  She has 
more than 32 years of experience in finance, marketing and strategic planning at top corporations 
including Disneyland Resort where she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walt 
Disney World Resort, Marriott Corporation and Towers Perrin as well as in her own consultancy 
practice.

Mr. Protheroe holds an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and a M.B.A. from 
Columbia University.  He was named "Direct Marketer of the Year" in 2007 by the Direct Marketing 
Association, and brings extensive experience in brand positioning and development, marketing 
strategy, direct marketing and product innovation to the Board from a 34 year career at companies 
including Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Pizza Hut, Great American Insurance Personal Lines 
Division and Gerber Life, a subsidiary of Nestle, SA.

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 
working families.  Liberty National Life is one of the oldest traditional life insurers in the 
Southeast.  United American is a consumer-oriented provider of supplemental life and health 
insurance.   Family Heritage Life provides individual supplemental health insurance.

SOURCE  Torchmark Corporation

CONTACT: Mike Majors, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-972-569-3627, fax, +1-972-569-3282,
tmkir@torchmarkcorp.com 




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