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Fortegra and Life of the South Beef Up Payment Protection Division

July 17, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Fortegra Financial Corporation, an insurance services company specializing in payment protection, announced that it promoted Joe McCaw to president of the payment protection division and Dale Bullard to executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

“After the acquisition of Bliss and Glennon we recognized the need to finalize the divisional structure we began to implement in 2003, clearly identify the brands applicable to each division and dedicate appropriate resources to each division," said Fortegra’s President and CEO Richard S. Kahlbaugh. "As such we have placed all of our resources dedicated to payment protection in one division and they will operate under the Life of the South brand.”

Kahlbaugh added that the divisional structure will help the company focus on meeting customers’ needs in both the near and long term. The payment protection division will focus on payment protection products and services to enhance the company’s growth.

“Joe McCaw is well-positioned to lead this division. He is well respected in the payment protection industry and has a wealth product knowledge and industry expertise,” Kalbaugh said. “Dale Bullard will oversee our growth efforts across all brands and lead our mergers and acquisition efforts. Dale and his team have over 40 years of insurance industry and deal experience."

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