Makes List of 400 Best Big Companies for Ninth Time
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac has been named to the
Forbes.com list of America's Best Managed Companies for 2008. The insurance
giant was also included in Forbes's list of the 400 Best Big Companies, based
on sales and earnings growth, debt to total capital, earnings outlook and
stock market returns. Editors rate companies on one- and five-year data,
considering both long-term success and latest performance. Guided by these
rankings and other data, one company is chosen as the best managed for each
"It is an honor to be recognized by Forbes.com as one of America's best
managed companies. It illustrates management's commitment to the company's
core values and the financial strength of the company," said Aflac Chairman
and CEO Dan Amos.
This year marks the ninth time that Aflac has been included on the
Forbes.com list of 400 Best Big Companies. The list of 400 Best Big Companies
and America's Best Managed Companies is available at www.forbes.com.
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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