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NEWS FROM VANTIS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

For Immediate Release
Contact: Craig Simms
Senior Vice President of Marketing
860.298.6005
csimms@vantislife.com

VANTIS LIFE NAMES NATIONAL NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT HEAD

EAST HARTFORD, CT - March 19, 2007 - Vantis Life Insurance Company announced today that Wilmer Little has been appointed National New Business Development Manager, responsible for developing new relationships with financial institutions nationwide. Vantis Life distributes life insurance and annuity products exclusively through banks and credit unions.

Prior to joining Vantis Life, Mr. Little was a retirement specialist at Phoenix Life and was a senior wholesaler for Symetra Financial. He will have responsibility for contacting prospective financial institutions and presenting Vantis Life's industry-leading life insurance and annuity program targeted toward the middle and upper middle income bank and credit union customer.

"Our goal in developing AgentWeb is to provide our banking partners with a comprehensive, easy-to-use tool that provides real value both to agents and their customers," said Peter L. Tedone, President and CEO of Vantis Life. "We are pleased to be recognized as a finalist by A.M. Best in their E-Fusion awards competition, and even more pleased to be able to offer our customers this tool."

"Wilmer brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and is uniquely qualified to help Vantis life grow our business," said Craig Simms, Senior Vice President at Vantis Life. "Now that the Company is admitted in 49 states, Wilmer will help us identify institutions that match up well with our unique model of helping to serve the protection needs of middle and upper middle income households."

About Vantis Life Insurance Company
Founded in 1942, Vantis Life makes life insurance affordable for hard-working American families. With the financial strength of more than $700 million in assets and an "A-Excellent" rating from A.M. Best, Vantis Life is sold by licensed representatives at financial institutions and through a professional, licensed direct sales force in the Company's Windsor, Connecticut headquarters.

Vantis Life's complete, easy-to-sell product line includes underwritten term and whole life insurance, simplified issue term and whole life insurance, single premium whole life and guaranteed issue senior products. All products are quoted and applications are submitted via AgentWebsm, Vantis Life's exclusive online solution that speeds the application process at the point of sale and eliminates administrative errors. For more information about Vantis Life Insurance Company, visit www.vantislife.com.