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Protective Elects Directors and Declares Quarterly Dividend after Annual Share Owners’ Meeting

Monday, May 4, 2009 3:52 pm EDT

Dateline:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
PL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Share Owners of Protective Life Corporation (NYSE: PL) held their annual meeting today and elected the following eleven directors:

James S. M. French, Thomas L. Hamby, John D. Johns, Vanessa Leonard, Charles D. McCrary, John J. McMahon, Jr., Malcolm Portera, C. Dowd Ritter, William A. Terry, W. Michael Warren, Jr. and Vanessa Wilson.

Immediately following the Share Owners’ meeting, the Board of Directors met and declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share, to be paid June 1, 2009, to share owners of record at the close of business on May 15, 2009.

Protective Life Corporation provides financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products throughout the United States. It has annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion and as of December 31, 2008 had assets of approximately $39.6 billion.

Contact:

Protective Life Corporation
Eva Robertson, Vice President, Investor Relations
205-268-3912

Company Contact

Brittnie Bordonaro
Corporate Communications
Protective Life Corporation
(205) 268-8611
brittnie.bordonaro@protective.com

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