Aflac Announces Full-Season Multi-Year Sponsorship
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) today
announced its signing of a full-season multi-year primary sponsorship of Roush
Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford Fusion. Additionally,
Aflac continues its relationship as the official supplemental insurance
company for Roush Fenway Racing and Carl Edwards.
In less than a year, Aflac has become one of NASCAR's top success stories.
On June 15, 2007, in a press conference at Michigan International Speedway,
Aflac entered into a partnership with Roush Fenway to sponsor eight races in
what were then the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series. Then on July 6,
2007 at Daytona International Speedway, Aflac announced an agreement to become
the exclusive official supplemental insurance partner of NASCAR through the
2010 season. Ironically, the driver for the Aflac car at the Daytona Busch
series race -- the Winn-Dixie 250 -- was Carl Edwards.
In 2008, Aflac continued its sponsorship of Edwards and Roush Fenway,
signing on as primary sponsor for eight races and associate sponsor for the
remaining 28. Edwards won his first race for the Aflac No. 99 Ford Fusion on
April 6, 2008 when he took the checkered flag for the Samsung 500 at Texas
"We look forward to our expanded relationship with Carl Edwards and the
world-class team at Roush Fenway Racing," said Paul S. Amos II, president,
Aflac; COO, U.S. Operations. "Our sponsorship has helped put Aflac in front of
businesses of every size and consumers throughout the United States. We are
confident that increasing our involvement with this great motorsports leader
will only continue to help our business grow."
Racing fans can visit www.AflacRacing.com for exclusive videos, track
analysis, merchandise, promotions, screen savers and other features. Racing
fans can also watch Edwards and the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion at the remaining
2008 races, including:
-- June 8 at Pocono Raceway
-- July 5 at Daytona International Speedway
-- July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
-- Aug. 31 at Auto Club Speedway
-- Oct. 11 at Lowe's Motor Speedway
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.
Analyst and Investment Contact:
Kenneth S. Janke Jr.
1.800.235.2667, Option 3;
Jon A. Sullivan
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated