AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens, Inc. (NYSE: CIA) today announced that, following the conclusion of a previously announced auditor selection process led by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Company selected Deloitte & Touche LLP ("Deloitte") to serve as its independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2017. On September 8, 2017, Deloitte was formally engaged by the Company as its independent registered public accounting firm.
"With the selection of Deloitte, Citizens has engaged a top audit firm with significant experience in the insurance industry," pronounced Dr. Terry Maness, Chairman of Citizens' Audit Committee. "This selection is another step forward in transforming the strategic direction of the Company, complementing Citizens' new executive team and board members who have deep insurance industry experience," added Dr. Maness.
Citizens, Inc. is a financial services company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CIA. The Company utilizes a three-pronged strategy for growth based upon worldwide sales of U.S. Dollar-denominated whole life cash value insurance policies, life insurance product sales in the U.S. and the acquisition of other U.S.-based life insurance companies. For more information visit www.citizensinc.com.
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