FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Pribyl Brian Mark 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol National Western Life Group, Inc. [ NWLI ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Sr VP - CFO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
10801 N. MOPAC EXPY BLDG 3
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/27/2019
(Street)
AUSTIN, TX 78759
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (1) 12/27/2019    A     102      12/11/2022 (2) 12/11/2022  Class A Common Stock  102.0  $0  102  D   
Stock Appreciation Rights  $252.91  12/27/2019    A     465      12/11/2020 (3) 12/11/2029  Class A Common Stock  465.0  $0  465  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive the cash value of one share of NWLIC Class A common stock based on the 20 day average of the Class A common stock leading up to and including the Date Exercisable.
(2)  The restricted stock units have a three year cliff vesting schedule that begins on the grant date. The restricted stock units will vest 100% on the third anniversary from the grant date.
(3)  The SARs are exercisable as they vest. The SARs vest in three equal annual installments beginning on the Date Exercisable.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Pribyl Brian Mark
10801 N. MOPAC EXPY BLDG 3
AUSTIN, TX 78759


Sr VP - CFO

Signatures
Brian M. Pribyl 12/27/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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