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Alright, if everyday have a seat. And Carol if you would come up here please. Good morning, its 10 o’clock, I am for our Annual Shareholders Meeting. My name is Mark McAndrew, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Torchmark. Welcome to Torchmark’s 31st Annual Shareholders Meeting. For those of you who are listening via the internet welcome.
This meeting will be conducted in the accordance with Torchmark's Shareholder Rights Policy and Roberts Rule of Order. We have provided in your seat this morning our proxy statement and an annual report. Members of the Board of Directors who are attending this morning are Eddie Adair, David Boren, Jane Buchan, Rob Ingram, Lloyd Newton, Sam Perry, Darren Rebelez, Lamar Smith, and Paul Zucconi if you would all please stand. Thank you.
I would now call upon Secretary, Carol McCoy to present proof that the meeting is duly commenced.
Carol McCoy – Secretary
Mr. Chairman, this meeting is held pursuant to a printed notice that was mailed on March 19, 2008 to each shareholder of record of the Company at the close of business on March 2, 2012. A list of the shareholders entitled to vote at this meeting has been available in the principal executive offices of the Company as required by Delaware law and is available here today at this meeting for examination by any stockholder wishing to do so.