MCKINNEY, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire/ --

- Webcast Alert: 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

TORCHMARK CORPORATION (NYSE: TMK) announces the following Webcast: What: 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders When: April 30th, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. EDT Where: How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above.

Contact: Davida Walls of TORCHMARK CORPORATION, +1-972-569-3775

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site

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.

Mike Majors of TORCHMARK CORPORATION, +1-972-569-3627