News Release

Woodmen of the World Receives A+ Rating from A.M. Best

February 1, 2010

Omaha, Neb. – A.M. Best, a financial rating company, has once again affirmed Woodmen of the World's financial strength rating as A+ (Superior).

A+ (Superior) is the second highest of A.M. Best's fifteen possible ratings. The rating of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society and/or Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society (Woodmen of the World) reflects Woodmen's more than adequate risk-adjusted capitalization, its consistently positive statutory earnings performance and its initiatives to generate growth in premium income. With all of the turmoil going on in the financial markets, Woodmen is well positioned for the future.

A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors. Policyholders and depositors refer to Best's ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles. To learn more about A.M. Best, visit ambest.com.

Woodmen of the World was founded in 1890 as a fraternal benefit organization. Today, Woodmen of the World offers insurance, annuities, mutual funds*, and 529 College Savings Plans*. Nearly 725,000 Woodmen of the World members across the country share a commitment to family, community and country. To learn more about Woodmen of the World, visit woodmen.org.