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  • 8/10/17 4:20 pm EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective” or the “Company”), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750, “Dai-ichi”), today announced that it has issued a notice to redeem (i) the entire $150,000,000 outstanding principal amount of the Company’s 6.00% Subordinated Debentures due September 1, 2042 issued on August 20, 2012, CUSIP 743674707 (the “6.00% Debentures”) and (ii) the entire $287,500,000 outstandingmore...
  • 7/26/17 12:56 pm EDT
    With the details of each spin in his mind from a colorful menagerie of animals on a merry-go-round, Art Ritchie has built or restored at least five-dozen carousels in the 32 years since he and Daniel Jones founded Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio. But he specifically remembers the Protective Life Carousel at the Birmingham Zoo, because during his restoration work, one of the South’s infamous spring storms ripped the canopy for the carousel right off its cables.While it delayed the progress,more...
  • 7/13/17 11:39 am EDT
    Birmingham’s Ryan J. Swain takes the stage in the world premiere of an Off-Broadway show. And when he walks onto the stage at the National Black Theater to star in the debut of “Kill Move Paradise,” he says he has, in part, Protective Life to thank. Ryan is one of more than 200 recipients of Protective Life Scholarship and Academic Awards Program. “I owe so much to Protective,” Ryan says. “Receiving support for my education truly allowed me to focus on the education that I needed to hone mymore...
  • 6/29/17 12:02 pm EDT
    The Liberty Learning Foundation is an Alabama-based organization dedicated to teaching children the importance of civics through hands-on demonstrations that take them beyond the classroom. Learn why Protective Life is proud to support this organization’s efforts to empower and inspire America’s youngest citizens. more...
  • 6/14/17 6:06 pm EDT
    The circumstances that bring women to shelters like First Light have changed.  Director of volunteer services Deborah Everson calls it a stew of factors, and the recipe looks something like this: “1 cup mental illness, 3 dashes of joblessness, 2 scoops of addiction to medication to deal with the mental illness.” She shares this recipe for homelessness to church groups, organizations and businesses, hoping to offer insight into an issue that is perceived by most as “someone else’s problemmore...
  • 6/1/17 7:00 am EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Protective Life Corporation (“Protective”), a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750, “Dai-ichi”), announced today that its board of directors has elected John D. Johns (65), the company’s Executive Chairman and Richard J. Bielen (56) the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. These changes are effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Johns joined Protective in 1993 as the Company’s Executive Vicemore...
  • 5/26/17 10:36 am EDT
    Cathy Lindberg holds her 24-year-old daughter’s riding helmet between them and traces the matte black brim with her forefinger.“What makes this a princess helmet, Molly? Can you show us?” Her daughter raises her finger to the two gold horse stickers catching light from the top of the helmet. A smile stretches across her face. “That’s right,” Cathy says. “Because they’re magic.”When Molly’s riding helmet is strapped on and she mounts her black-and-white horse, Oreo, she is a princess. She takesmore...
  • 5/22/17 10:08 am EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Protective Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Protective Life Corporation, today announced that Eric Miller will join Protective Life as President of First Protective Insurance Group. Miller is a 28-year veteran of the financial services industry with strong sales, distribution, and marketing leadership experience and extensive life insurance and annuity expertise. His track record includes work in the BGA, broker-dealer andmore...
  • 5/10/17 6:31 pm EDT
    Four years ago, Marcus Fetch had nothing to lose. The young Nebraska native was a drifter, moving from town to town picking up construction jobs when he needed money. At 24, he landed in Birmingham, Alabama, not knowing a soul. What happened next was fate in the making. He saw a need. Having lived on the road, meeting people from all socioeconomic groups, Marcus felt compassion for others living in poverty. He saw them struggle with what should be basic amenities – busses running late, busmore...
  • 4/24/17 11:24 am EDT
    David Lamb, 20, paces in the small music room at the Samford Academy of Arts as board certified music therapist Sunny Davenport plays the piano. When she stops to turn to a new song in the old music book he brought, he stops, too, waiting for the music to begin again. It doesn’t take long.Sunny starts a more upbeat tune. A slight smile pulls across David’s face. He paces again, speeding up to keep up with the beat. This is his reward. When Sunny finishes the third song, she slides off themore...

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