Leader of Georgia-Based Insurance Giant Appears on Best CEOs List for
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Dan Amos has been named America's Best CEO for the insurance/life
category in 2009 by Institutional Investor magazine. It is the fourth time
Amos has appeared on the prestigious list of America's Best CEOs.
To compile their list, Institutional Investor surveyed portfolio managers,
analysts and other investment professionals, asking them to name the best U.S.
CEOs in the sectors in which they invest. The top scoring CEOs in each sector
were named to the prestigious list.
"Dan Amos being named America's Best CEO in the insurance/life category is
a tremendous honor for Dan, Aflac and our shareholders," said Ken Janke Jr.,
SVP of Investor Relations. "Reflecting Dan's vision and leadership, Aflac has
produced an enviable track record of growth during his lengthy tenure as the
company's CEO. At the same time, he has managed Aflac with an unwavering
commitment to transparency and responsiveness to the company's owners. This
special recognition is very well deserved."
Under Amos's leadership, Aflac has become the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the top insurance
company in terms of policies in effect in Japan. He also is responsible for
introducing the now iconic Aflac Duck to consumers in America and Japan.
In May 2008, Aflac became the first public company in the United States to
conduct a shareholder vote on executive pay, commonly known as "Say on Pay."
Amos is well known for his pay-for-performance management philosophy and has
been recognized for his efforts to demonstrate his commitment to shareholders,
such as giving up his $2.8 million bonus and forgoing the "golden parachute"
components in his employment contract.
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. As 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,
Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the
World's Most Ethical Companies for two consecutive years and was also named by
the Reputation Institute as the Most Respected Company in the Global Insurance
Industry in 2008. In 2009 Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100
Best Companies to Work For in America for the eleventh consecutive year. Aflac
appears on Hispanic Enterprise magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies for
Supplier Diversity and on Black Enterprise magazine's list of the 40 Best
Companies for Diversity. Aflac was also named by Forbes magazine as America's
Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. 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.
Analyst and Investment Contact:
Kenneth S. Janke Jr.
1.800.235.2667, Option 3; Fax: 706.324.6330
Jon A. Sullivan
SOURCE: Aflac Incorporated