Gary Player and Humana Announce Health Partnership

  Gary Player and Humana Announce Health Partnership

   Player to join Humana at 2013 Humana Challenge PGA TOUR event to promote
                            health and well-being

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- January 7, 2013

Golf icon Gary Player and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading
health and well-being companies, announced today a three-year partnership to
promote lifelong well-being and healthy living through proper diet and
exercise, as well as plans to help address the increasing challenges of
childhood obesity. As part of the partnership, Player will serve as a
spokesman for the health care company.

“I look forward to a lasting, long-term relationship with Humana and the
Humana Challenge,” said Player, who has won more than 165 professional
tournaments worldwide, including nine major championships, and is one of only
five individuals to win the coveted Grand Slam of golf. The Humana partnership
represents a special addition to Player’s 2013 milestone year that includes
his 60^th anniversary as a professional and the 30^th anniversary of his
philanthropic endeavor, The Player Foundation.

“As a leader in the health care industry, Humana is doing a wonderful service
to all those impacted by their care and health coverage.Over my 60-year
golfing career, I placed great emphasis on fitness and a healthy diet and at
this stage in my life, I really see the benefits of my lifelong commitment
more than ever.”

One of the initial highlights of the partnership will be Player’s involvement
in the Humana Challenge from January 14-20, 2013, in La Quinta, Calif.
Sponsored by Humana and the William J. Clinton Foundation, the PGA TOUR event
raised more than $2 million for charity in the tournament’s inaugural year and
was named “Sports Event of the Year” by the Sports Business Journal.

“Gary Player is a testament to a lifetime dedicated to wellness and we’re
excited to join forces under the common goal of improving people’s health,”
said Mike McCallister, Humana’s Chairman of the Board. “His personal and
philanthropic commitment to overall health perfectly complements our dream of
helping people achieve lifelong well-being.”

Player has been a proponent of healthy living through proper diet and exercise
and has maintained an incredible level of fitness throughout his legendary
golfing career. At the age of 77, Player is recognized as a pioneer of fitness
in sports and serves as an advisor and role model for many of today’s
up-and-coming PGA TOUR stars.

“I greatly admire the efforts and commitment of Humana and President Clinton
to promote lifelong well-being, and I hope to serve as a testament to the
benefits of healthy living both on and off the golf course,” Player said.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health-care
company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness
services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By
leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better
explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care
that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people
across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor
Relations page of the company’s web site at, including copies

  *Annual reports to stockholders
  *Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  *Most recent investor conference presentations
  *Quarterly earnings news releases
  *Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
  *Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and
    times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and
    institutional investors)
  *Corporate Governance information

About Gary Player

Gary Player, often referred to as the Black Knight, symbolizes all that
world-class golf is or was ever intended to be. A champion in every sense of
the word, he has won 165 professional tournaments worldwide and through the
philanthropic efforts of his foundation generated over $50 million dollars for
the education of underprivileged children. Player, a master of the game and a
world leader in golf course design, is credited with shaping more than 325
courses worldwide.

When Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 at age 29, he became only the third
golfer to win the Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Since
then, only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have added their names to this elite
group. Player has, to date, won nine major championships on the regular PGA
TOUR and nine on the Senior or Champions Tour. He is a three time President’s
Cup Captain and in 2000 received South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century

In addition to his 40 years of golf course design, Player currently serves as
the Global Ambassador to the World Golf Hall of Fame and holds an Honorary
Doctor of Laws degree from St. Andrews University. His legendary career and
humanitarian endeavors have been acknowledged through numerous awards,
including the 2012 PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2006 PGA TOUR
Payne Stewart Award, and the 2003 Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Player has circled the globe in pursuit of
sporting events, and after journeying over 15 million miles (or 25 million
kilometers) he is widely recognized as The World’s Most Traveled Athlete. When
not traveling to or from sporting events, Player divides his time between the
South African stud farm, where he has bred more than 2,000 winning
thoroughbred racehorses, and his residence on Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound,

About Black Knight International

Established in 1983 by Marc Player, Black Knight International is a global
holding company for The Player Group and the constantly expanding family of
Gary Player® brands. With a powerful presence in North and South America,
Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Black Knight is a multicultural and
multilingual company offering branded services for the leisure and real estate
industries. This rapidly growing firm is diverse and infused with the same
tenaciousness and drive as Gary Player, world-renowned iconic golfer. The
holding company divisions include: Gary Player Design, Player Real Estate,
Black Knight Enterprises, Black Knight Solutions, Black Knight Capital, Gary
Player Academies, and The Player Foundation. For further information on Gary
Player, The Player Foundation, Gary Player Design, Player Real Estate or Black
Knight International, visit or contact Debbie Longenecker
at or telephone +1-864-477-2720.


Humana Corporate Communications
Tom Noland, 502-580-3674
Gary Player Group
Grace Lipscomb, 864-477-2720
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Jake Kubie´, 310-882-5441, x103
Cell: 720-280-3580