Aflac Incorporated Named to the Forbes Magazine Global 2000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year
Insurer ranked among the world's biggest and best-performing companies
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac ranked 256 on Forbes magazine's list of the World's Biggest Companies, the Global 2000. The Global 2000 companies account for $30 trillion in revenues, $2.4 trillion in profits and $119 trillion in assets.
The list also identified Aflac as a member of the Global High Performers list. In order to qualify for this important subset of the Global 2000, a company must stand out among its industry peers in terms of growth, return to investors and future prospects.
"Aflac's placement on this list is a continued tribute to our company's financial strength and to our track record of performance as we provide innovative insurance policies to more than 40 million people around the world," said Daniel P. Amos, Aflac Chairman and CEO.
As of Dec. 31, 2007, Aflac had revenues of $15.4 billion, and its market capitalization was more than $30 billion with assets of more than $65 billion.
Other major Georgia companies included in the ranking are The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot and Southern Company. Nationally and internationally known companies on the Forbes list include McDonald's, Berkshire Hathaway and Walt Disney.
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 years and in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten 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 www.aflac.com.
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