COLUMBUS, Ga., June 1, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aflac Incorporated
(NYSE: AFL) announced today that Akitoshi Kan has been promoted to chairman of
Aflac Japan following the retirement of current chairman, Hidefumi Matsui.
Tohru Tonoike, current deputy president of Aflac Japan, has been promoted to
president and chief operating officer of Aflac Japan. The management changes
will take effect July 1, 2007.
Commenting on the management changes, Aflac Incorporated Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos said: "I am very grateful for the many
years of Hide Matsui's leadership at Aflac Japan. His work in helping us
obtain our operating license in Japan more than three decades ago is just one
of his many contributions to our company. I am also appreciative of Aki Kan's
service as president of Aflac Japan over the last two-and-a-half years. Aki's
primary mission was to help us identify the next president of Aflac Japan, and
I have no doubt we have found the right person. Through his service on our
board of directors, and more recently as deputy president of Aflac Japan,
Tohru Tonoike has demonstrated a great understanding of our operations and
business needs. Overall, I am very pleased with the management team we have in
place in Japan. I look forward to their continued leadership in helping us
capitalize on the opportunities in Japan's insurance market."
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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