Aflac a Most Admired Company for Ninth Time
FORTUNE Lists Aflac as Leader in Innovation, Quality of Management and Long-Term Investment
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 5, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aflac, the insurance company that quickly pays you cash benefits when you are hurt or sick, has landed a coveted spot on FORTUNE magazine's list of Most Admired Companies for the ninth time. The Georgia-based supplemental insurer placed third in the life and health group. Survey respondents ranked Aflac tops in the innovation, quality of management and long-term investment categories in the Life and Health industry.
"We are honored to once again appear on FORTUNE's Most Admired Companies list," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "As more companies learn the power of a strong corporate reputation, the competition for this honor gets tougher every year, so we are proud to have made this list nine times."
A total of 667 companies from 33 countries were surveyed with more than 4,200 respondents, including executives, directors and analysts, who were asked to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. According to FORTUNE magazine, the list represents an annual ranking of corporate reputation.
The list of most admired companies appears today on FORTUNE magazine's Web site and will appear in the print edition of FORTUNE magazine on March 22, 2010.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac (NYSE: AFL) pays cash benefits fast. For 55 years, Aflac products 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 has also been named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for two consecutive years. In 2010, FORTUNEmagazine 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. In addition, Aflac was 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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