News Release

Woodmen of the World Appoints Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President

September 21, 2012

Omaha, Neb. - Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society announces the appointments of Pat Dees and Elvis Anderson.

Pat Dees

Pat Dees has been elected to follow Larry King as the Executive Vice President, Fraternal, effective October 1, having served as Senior Vice President, National Field Manager since November 2011.

Dees began his career with Woodmen of the World as a Field Representative 1986. He was appointed State Manager of North California in 1996, appointed North Florida State Manager in 2000, and appointed South Georgia State Manager in 2006. Dees joined the Home Office in 2009 as Vice President, Field. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Field in November 2009.

"With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Pat is an influential leader and is genuinely admired," said Larry King, President and CEO, Woodmen of the World. "I am confident he will continue to be instrumental in the growth and success of our organization."

Dees is on the Board of Directors of Woodmen Insurance Agency and Woodmen Financial Services. Dees has served as an elected Director of the California, Florida and Georgia FIC Chapters, has earned his FICF designation, and is a member of the General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA).

Elvis Anderson

Elvis Anderson has been appointed Senior Vice President, National Field Manager effective October 1, 2012. Anderson began his Woodmen of the World career as a Field Representative in Lyons, GA, in 1984. He was promoted to Area Manager in Savannah, GA, in 1987. Anderson was promoted to State Manager of West Tennessee in 1996, and then served as an Assistant Field Manager in Omaha, NE, from 1998 through 2001. He was appointed State Manager of North Alabama in January 2002 and joined the Home Office as Director, Field Management in 2009 and was appointed Vice President Field on November 1, 2009.

"Elvis has made significant contributions to Woodmen of the World. He is a talented, proven leader who has strengthened the organization and his teamwork has been the catalyst for improving the company as a whole," said Larry King, President and CEO, Woodmen of the World.

Anderson is a member of Life Underwriters; General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA); a board member of the Fraternal Field Managers Association; and a Financial Advisor with Woodmen Financial Services.

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