West Des Moines, IA – November 11, 2013 – Farm Bureau Financial Services holding company FBL Financial Group announced a 46 percent increase in operating income for the third quarter 2013.

"FBL Financial Group delivered very strong financial performance in the third quarter with a 37 percent increase in net income to $1.04 per share and a 46 percent increase in operating income to $1.02 per share. These results reflect focus on our attractive Farm Bureau niche market and execution of our strategies of emphasizing life insurance sales and diligently managing spreads, expenses and excess capital," said James P. Brannen, Chief Executive Officer of FBL Financial Group, Inc.

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