AFLAC Named to Forbes Platinum 400 List of Best Big Companies
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AFLAC has been named to
Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of Best Big Companies in America for the
fifth consecutive year. The complete list is available online
at www.forbes.com .
"We are very proud to be named to Forbes' list of the 400 Best Big
Companies for the fifth year in a row. AFLAC remains focused on strengthening
our leadership position through product innovation and exceptional customer
service," said Daniel P. Amos, AFLAC Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive
Companies on the list are recognized based on market leadership,
innovation and efficiency.
Forbes selected 1,000 publicly traded companies that had $1 billion or
more in revenue and a stock price of at least $5 based on information in the
Reuters Fundamentals database. Forbes ranked the constituent companies
against their peers for five-year total return, long- and short-term sales and
earnings growth, and other yardsticks such as long-term earnings forecasts
from Thomson Financial First Call. The companies, which are listed in 26
categories ranging from aerospace and defense to utilities, are ranked in
alphabetical order instead of numerical order.
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is an international holding company. A
Fortune 500 company, AFLAC insures more than 40 million people worldwide. It
is a leading writer of insurance products marketed at the worksite in the
United States, offering policies to employees at more than 283,000 payroll
accounts. The company insures one out of four Japanese households and is the
largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual policies in force. In
January 2004, AFLAC was named to Fortune magazine's list of "The 100 Best
Companies to Work for in America" for the sixth consecutive year. In March
2003, Fortune also included AFLAC in its annual listing of "America's Most
Admired Companies." And in July 2003, Fortune named AFLAC to its list of
"America's 50 Best Companies for Minorities." AFLAC's Internet address
is www.aflac.com .
Patsy J. Thomas