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COUNTRY Announces Schedule for "Titanic: Treasures from the Deep"

March 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., February 25 -- COUNTRY Financial announced today the locations which will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience the story of the world’s most famous ship.  Titanic: Treasures from the Deep, a new mobile museum, will make 18 U.S. stops from April 2 to July 26, 2009. As presenting sponsor, COUNTRY Financial is making the Exhibition available at no cost to those who attend.

“People in these communities will be among the first in the world to see this extraordinary new mobile museum,” says Doyle Williams, chief marketing officer for COUNTRY. “In light of the tough economic times, this free family event is our way of building our brand while giving back to these communities in an innovative and engaging manner.”

The mobile museum tells the fascinating story of the Titanic through authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the Titanic, and the personal stories as told through these treasures. It also offers a tremendous learning experience, incorporating modern-day science and history to teach audiences about Titanic's fabled past and recent recovery efforts. 

Attendees will be able to see more than 50 authentic items lost at sea for several decades, including pieces of the ship and personal artifacts of Titanic passengers such as blue enameled gold cufflinks and a tie pin with gems.

The mobile tour is scheduled to appear at the following dates and locations:

2009 Dates

Locations

Communities

May 14-17

Lancaster Mall

Salem, Ore.

May 21-24

Redmond Town Center

Redmond, Wash.

May 29-31

Cherryvale Mall

Rockford, Ill.

June 5-7

Shoppes at Grand Prairie

Peoria, Ill.

June 11-14

Woodfield Mall

Schaumburg, Ill.

June 18-21

Gurnee Mills

Gurnee, Ill.

June 25-28

Orland Square

Orland Park, Ill.

July 2-5

Naperville Ribfest

Naperville, Ill.

July 9-12

Woodland Hills Mall

Tulsa, Okla

July 16-19

Chesterfield Mall

Chesterfield, Mo

The mobile museum will appear in two additional locations still to be determined.

According to Williams, the unanticipated circumstances of the Titanic maiden voyage reinforce a core message about the importance of planning for the unexpected. COUNTRY Financial representatives work every day to help families prepare for unexpected events and achieve financial security.

To learn more about this one-of-a-kind mobile museum, and to follow the Titanic: Treasures from the Deep tour, visit www.countrytitanic.com External Link.

Development of Mobile Tour  

Titanic: Treasures from the Deep was developed by RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., and the only entity permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of the Titanic. The new touring exhibition is a mobile version of the company's blockbuster exhibition Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which has been experienced by more than 22 million people worldwide.

RMS Titanic, Inc. was granted salvor-in-possession to the wreck site of the Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts.

About COUNTRY Financial

COUNTRY Financial (http://www.countryfinancial.com) serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. Founded in 1925, COUNTRY has nearly 2,000 financial representatives in 14 Midwestern and Western states who help families build a financially secure future, no matter where they’re starting from. COUNTRY offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.

About Premier

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRXI) located in Atlanta, Ga. is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment. The Company's exhibitions present unique opportunities to experience compelling stories using authentic objects and artifacts in diverse environments. Exhibitions are presented in museums, exhibition centers and other entertainment venues. More information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the company's web site http://www.prxi.com External Link.

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