Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 8, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




COLORADO   0-16509   84-0755371
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

400 East Anderson Lane

Austin, Texas 78752

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(512) 837-7100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 8.01 – Other Events      1  
Signature      2  

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 8, 2017, Citizens, Inc. (“Citizens”) was the subject of a negative anonymous blog post by a self-described short seller of Citizens’ common stock. Citizens has reviewed the blog post and strongly disagrees with its assumptions and conclusions. Moreover, Citizens believes that the blog post contains numerous false and misleading statements.

As a short seller, the author of this article admits that it stands to realize significant financial gains in the event of a decline in our stock price. We caution investors to be mindful of the possible motivations and potential conflicts of interest of this anonymous blogger.

Citizens believes in its business plan and strategy. Citizens directs persons to its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Geoffrey Kolander

      Geoffrey Kolander, CEO

Date: March 8, 2017