COLUMBUS, Ga., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac Incorporated
announced today that it has issued yen-denominated (Samurai) bonds totaling
yen 30 billion, or approximately $243 million at the current exchange rate.
The bonds were issued in Japan under a previously announced shelf registration
filed with Japanese regulatory authorities. This issuance is the first
issuance from the February 2006 shelf registration.
Aflac anticipates that it will use the net proceeds of the yen-denominated
bonds for general corporate purposes, which shall include, but shall not be
limited to, repayment of debt.
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.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe
harbor" to encourage companies to provide prospective information, so long as
those informational statements are identified as forward-looking and are
accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in
the forward-looking statements. We desire to take advantage of these
provisions. This document contains cautionary statements identifying important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected herein, and in any other statements made by company officials in
communications with the financial community and contained in documents filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Forward-looking statements
are not based on historical information and relate to future operations,
strategies, financial results or other developments. Furthermore, forward-
looking information is subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and
uncertainties. In particular, statements containing words such as "expect,"
"anticipate," "believe," "goal," "objective," "may," "should," "estimate,"
"intends," "projects," "will," "assumes," "potential," "target," or similar
words as well as specific projections of future results, generally qualify as
forward-looking. Aflac undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking
We caution readers that the following factors, in addition to other
factors mentioned from time to time could cause actual results to differ
materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements:
legislative and regulatory developments; assessments for insurance company
insolvencies; competitive conditions in the United States and Japan; new
product development and customer response to new products and new marketing
initiatives; ability to attract and retain qualified sales associates and
employees; ability to repatriate profits from Japan; changes in U.S. and/or
Japanese tax laws or accounting requirements; credit and other risks
associated with Aflac's investment activities; significant changes in
investment yield rates; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
deviations in actual experience from pricing and reserving assumptions
including, but not limited to, morbidity, mortality, persistency, expenses,
and investment yields; level and outcome of litigation; downgrades in the
company's credit rating; changes in rating agency policies or practices;
subsidiary's ability to pay dividends to parent company; ineffectiveness of
hedging strategies; catastrophic events; and general economic conditions in
the United States and Japan.
Analyst and investor contact - Kenneth S. Janke Jr., 800.235.2667 - option
3, FAX: 706.324.6330, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact - Laura Kane, 706.596.3493, FAX: 706.320.2288, or
This notice does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. The
securities to be issued through the above-referenced shelf registration will
not be registered in the United States and will not be offered or sold to U.S.
investors absent compliance with the registration requirements of the
Securities Act of 1933 or an available exemption from the registration
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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated