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Vantis Life Introduces Vantis University

One-of-a-kind training and development resource built for financial institutions - Features online, Webex and in-person components

WINDSOR, CT - October 25, 2007 -Vantis Life Insurance Company (www.vantislife.com) has launched an innovative training and development resource unique to the bank distribution marketplace known as Vantis University. Designed specifically for financial institution clients, Vantis University is a comprehensive and customized training and development resource for licensed life insurance and annuity agents who often find it inconvenient or impossible to leave their branch locations for skill development.

An important component of Vantis University is an online training site featuring streaming video and customer presentation modules.

"One of Vantis Life's key competitive advantages is our ability to provide comprehensive skills enhancement and professional delivery of course material directly and immediately to licensed producers," says Craig Simms, SVP of Marketing for Vantis Life.

"Offering these services under the Vantis University umbrella will enhance our competitive position by enabling our current and future clients to increase the professionalism of their licensed employees," continues Simms. "This will be an attractive feature for financial institution prospects that are considering Vantis Life as a partner."

The three core components of Vantis University include face-to-face training, online Webex-style training and a comprehensive password-protected training and development web site.

An exciting new component of Vantis University, to be implemented in 2008, will be an agent certification program. Agents who participate in all three components of Vantis University and complete qualifications within each of the modules will receive framed certificates of completion.

"For many years we have offered our partners extensive agent training and development," added Peter Tedone, President and CEO of Vantis Life. "Vantis University formalizes these components and adds a unique online resource that completes a branding strategy that we believe will resonate with our customers and prospects."

Vantis University launches throughout the Vantis Life footprint on October 22, 2007.

About Vantis Life Insurance Company
Vantis Life (www.vantislife.com) helps financial institutions offer protection products to their core customers, namely middle and upper middle income households. With the financial strength of more than $650 million in assets and an A-Excellent rating from A.M. Best, Vantis Life is sold nationally by licensed representatives within financial institutions, as well as through a professional, licensed direct sales force in the Windsor, Connecticut headquarters. For more information about Vantis Life Insurance Company, visit www.vantislife.com/v8.