Institutional Investor Lists Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos Among the 'Best CEOs in America'
Analysts Also Rate SVP Ken Janke Jr. and Aflac Investor Relations Team "Best in Class"
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aflac, the company that pays you cash when you are sick or hurt, announces that Institutional Investormagazinehas named Chairman and CEO Dan Amos among the "Best CEOs in America." Mr. Amos was selected by buy-side analysts as the Best CEO in the insurance sector for the second consecutive year. This marks the fifth time Amos has appeared on the prestigious list.
At the same time, Aflac Senior Vice President Ken Janke Jr. is included on the list of America's Best Investor Relations Professionals, selected by buy-side analysts, and the Aflac Investor Relations team was recognized as the "Best Investor Relations Company" in the insurance category. The recognition, according to Institutional Investor, credits companies that have navigated difficult times without compromising core values.
"The All-America Executive Team honors corporate leaders who did an outstanding job guiding their companies through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression by staying true to their long-term vision," says Institutional Investor Executive Editor Michael Peltz.
The ratings are the result of a survey that polls investment professionals at more than 400 of the most influential money management firms to select the nation's best in each category. Nearly 800 portfolio managers and buy-side professionals and 570 sell-side analysts participated in the survey.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for three consecutive years and was also named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for two consecutive years. In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the twelfth consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of the Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. 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.
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