Bankers Life and Casualty Company Supports Alzheimer's Association With More Than $300,000

Thursday, July 17, 2008

CHICAGO (July 17, 2008) - Through its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company is supporting the Alzheimer's Association with over $300,000.

Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event raised nearly $203,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, Bankers - a national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market - recognized the Association on a national level with a $100,000 donation to aid in the support of the Association's mission.

"We're proud to support the Alzheimer's Association and the remarkable work they do to advance research and provide patient and caregiver support," said Scott Perry, president of Bankers. "This disease has a significant impact on our customers, and as our Forget Me Not Days event continues to grow, our employees and agents across the country are committed to doing what it takes to fight this disease and give something back to our customers and our communities."

In its sixth record-breaking year, Forget Me Not Days saw more than 1,000 Bankers volunteers collect donations at locations in 104 U.S. cities on May 16 and 17.

"The dedication of Bankers' employees and agents to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and support their local communities is making a significant difference for people who are directly affected by the disease and their families," said Claudine Larocque, of the Alzheimer's Association. "The growth of the Forget Me Not Days event is very encouraging, as it has an immense impact on bringing this disease to the forefront, and in helping to fund programs, services and research that improve care for those with the disease and offer hope for the future."

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

About Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Established in 1879 in Chicago, Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the financial security needs of the mature market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of Conseco, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of health and life insurance and retirement savings products designed especially for seniors. Visit us online at www.bankers.com.

Contact: Barbara Ciesemier