John Addison, Former Primerica Co-CEO, Joins LegalShield Board of Directors

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Addition of Addison to LegalShield's Executive Team Continues to Build Best-In-Class Leadership and Drive Continued Success of Industry-Leading Suite of Legal Insurance and Identity Monitoring and Restoration Products

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John Addison is not only an industry pioneer who understands our business, he also sits at the vanguard of people development and motivation.

John Addison, former co-CEO of Primerica, has joined the LegalShield board of directors, LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell, announced today. Addison, along with co-CEO Rick Williams, led Primerica from 1999 to 2015 and together created one of the most successful IPOs of the decade.

Addison joins Ted Virtue, CEO, MidOcean Partners; Frank Schiff, managing director, MidOcean Partners; Rip Mason, chairman, LegalShield board of directors; Cathy Martine, president, AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions; Gil Anderson, CEO, Allant; and Frank Sowinski, MidOcean Partners; on the LegalShield board.

During Addison’s 33-year tenure with Primerica, his passion and talent allowed him to lead, grow and motivate the largest financial sales force in North America. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Primerica Distribution, a role that began April 2015. He has been a director of Primerica, Inc. since October 2009.

“LegalShield has built a strong executive team and a board of directors with industry experts from direct sales, consumer and digital marketing, technology development, and employee benefits,” said Bell. “John Addison is not only an industry pioneer who understands our business, he also sits at the vanguard of people development and motivation. We are combining best-in-class leadership with an industry-leading suite of products, creating a business that truly helps people.”

“I have had a relationship with LegalShield since I met the company’s Founder Harland Stonecipher in 1997,” said, Addison. “Harland always said LegalShield exists to serve a mission greater than itself—equal access to equal justice—something that matters now more than ever. I am very proud to be a part of this company.”

LegalShield has provided legal protection to millions of people for more than 40 years and has provided identity theft protection for 12 years. IDShield is one of the only identity theft products that offers complete monitoring and restoration in the case of identity theft. The company’s legal plans cover more than 1.465 million families and serves more than 3.7 million lives across North America. More than 34,000 companies offer the LegalShield plan to their employees as a voluntary benefit.

In the past 12 months, LegalShield has relaunched its digital properties, LegalShield.com, IDShield.com, Opportunity.LegalShield.com, and Business.LegalShield.com. The company has created three new mobile applications, Ask LegalShield, My LegalShield and My IDShield. Additionally, in April of this year, the company acquired the assets of Shake, LLC. Shake's team brings with it a track record of successful, intuitive design in the legal field. The original Shake app, which allows users to create, sign, send and manage legally binding contracts from their smartphones, was named as one of Business Insider's Top 11 Apps to Watch in 2014.

About LegalShield

LegalShield is one of the nation’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families, and small businesses. LegalShield also offers one of the industry’s most affordable identity theft plans, with identity theft protection for the entire family for the cost most competitors charge to cover a single individual. LegalShield legal plans cover more than 1.465 million families and 3.7 million lives across North America. More than 34,000 companies offer the LegalShield plan to their employees as a voluntary benefit.

For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in such areas as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates. In 2013 alone, LegalShield firms received more than 1.8 million calls from members. For more information, visit LegalShield.com.

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