Former President of OPUBCO Communications Group to Join American Fidelity …

OKLAHOMA CITY–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–American Fidelity Corporation (AFC), Oklahoma’s largest provider of
insurance, financial and asset management products and services, today
announced David Thompson as president and CEO of its trust and
investment management group composed of several companies, including
InvesTrust, a national trust bank with expertise in personal and
corporate trust, investment management and custodial services. Thompson
will head AFC’s asset management subsidiary, ASC Holding, established in
1997, to provide investment advice to individuals, foundations and
corporations seeking to optimize returns while safeguarding equity.

“American Fidelity is widely respected in our community and across the
country as one of the best-managed and strongest diversified financial
service companies in America”

Bill Cameron, chairman and CEO of AFC, announced the appointment of
Thompson and commended the retiring president and CEO of the company’s
trust and asset management business, Dan Junkin, for his leadership.

“We are grateful to Dan for establishing our trust and asset management
businesses almost 14 years ago in a transaction that enabled his
respected firm, Asset Services Company, to become part of American
Fidelity. This was a transaction that provided the immediate financial
resources and management support required to recruit and retain
exceptional talent, as well as to build a substantial asset management
business capable of offering the array of sophisticated products sought
by clients. Dan is a key part of our success, and we are pleased he has
agreed to continue with the company to support David during the
transition,” Cameron said.

“Wealth and asset management is a relationship-driven business,”
continued Cameron. “David is a highly-respected and experienced leader
and businessman here in Oklahoma as well as across our country. He
instinctively comprehends the challenges individuals and companies face
working to consistently manage their wealth and assets in today’s
economy. I’ve personally known David for more than 25 years and have
watched him adapt to the demands of changing business situations. He has
effectively led a substantial organization. He is respected, trusted and
understands why personal service is so vital to the success of this
business group. I am confident he is the right person to build on the
success we have enjoyed, and he will position us for even greater growth
in the years to come.”

Junkin said he appreciated the opportunity presented to him by Bill
Cameron to have his successful financial services firm become part of
AFC. “In retrospect, it is quite apparent now that merging my firm with
American Fidelity was indeed the right strategic business move for both
companies. This is an exceptional company, and its diversified portfolio
of financial businesses allowed us to tailor investment solutions for
our individual and corporate clients. I am pleased David is joining the
company, and being familiar with his considerable business and community
experience, I know he has the vision and talent to truly build on our
success.”

“American Fidelity is widely respected in our community and across the
country as one of the best-managed and strongest diversified financial
service companies in America,” commented Thompson. “The company’s trust
and asset management business group is well-positioned for continued
growth with an impressive roster of individual and corporate clients as
well as exceptional talent. The ability to align investment strategies
with the expectations and desires of clients and adhere to sound
investment practices is a hallmark of this business group. These
qualities will be the foundation on which we will continue to build the
wealth and asset management business. I am truly honored and excited to
have the opportunity to work for such a prominent and highly-principled
company and to take the lead in expanding this important part of
American Fidelity’s business.”

Prior to joining AFC, Thompson was president and publisher of OPUBCO
Communications Group, which included among its businesses the Oklahoman,
the state’s largest daily print and online news source. He also served
as vice president of advertising for the Charlotte Observer, the largest
news organization in North Carolina. During his 37 year career in news
and publishing, he received a number of awards and honors recognizing
his leadership and achievements. Actively involved in the communities
where he has lived, Thompson is the immediate past chairman of the
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and chaired the successful
United Way Campaign in 2009.

For more information on ASC, InvesTrust, or American Fidelity, please
visit the following websites:

http://www.assetservicescompany.com/

http://www.investrust.com/

http://www.afadvantage.com/

About American Fidelity Corporation

American Fidelity Corporation (AFC) is a holding company for a variety
of organizations dedicated to helping Customers with their financial
security goals. Its entities include American Fidelity Assurance
Company, Asset Services Company, American Fidelity General Agency,
American Fidelity Health Services Administration, American Fidelity
Property Company and the Alcott Group, among other holdings.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 EN

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