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Aflac Among FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For -- 16th Consecutive Year

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the sales leader for worksite/voluntary insurance in the United States and one of FORTUNE's 2013 Blue Ribbon companies today announce it has been named to FORTUNE magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Aflac is the only insurance company to appear on this prestigious list for 16 consecutive years.

To obtain this distinction, applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about their programs and company practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. Aflac was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a place on the list this year.

"We are very pleased to be named for the 16th consecutive time to FORTUNE's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, as it validates the hard work that our employees offer every day," Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos said. "Aflac was founded on the principle that if you treat the employees right, they will take care of the business and we believe these ideals lift our company to the highest levels of customer service and value."

"The companies on this list understand the role that people and culture play in their success," offered China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work. "A great workplace culture and high-trust work environment win these companies not just a spot on this list, but buoys their overall success in an increasingly competitive marketplace."

The full list of companies recognized as a 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For appears online at Fortune magazine's website at www.money.cnn.com. It will also appear in the latest edition of FORTUNE Magazine hitting newsstands on Monday, January 20th.

ABOUT AFLAC
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 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 life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2014, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 16th consecutive year. Also, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 13th time in 2013. 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 or espanol.aflac.com.

ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK®
Great Place to Work® is a global consulting firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply our Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

ABOUT FORTUNE
Fortune is a global business magazine that has been revered in its content and credibility since 1930. Published biweekly, every issue is completely saturated with profoundly deep and extensively detailed analyses of the entire field of business, including specific companies, tendencies, prominent people, and new ideas that are characterizing the modern world. Fortune magazine is particularly well-known for its exceptionally reliable annual rankings of companies. Examples of these highly researched features are the "Fortune 500," which ranks the world's companies by gross revenue, and the "Best Companies to Work For," both of which have become industry benchmarks. This publication furthers understanding of the economy, provides implementable business strategy, and maximizes ability to make objective decisions. Fortune magazine is prized in its category of magazines and has been proven a reliable source of integral knowledge.

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Media contact – Laura Kane, 706.596.3493 or lkane@aflac.com
                        Jon Sullivan, 706.763.4813 or jsullivan@aflac.com

Analyst and investor contact – Robin Y. Wilkey, 706.596.3264 or 800.235.2667, FAX: 706.324.6330, or rwilkey@aflac.com

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