Aflac's Dan Amos Named One of America's Best CEOs for the Third Consecutive Year
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Institutional Investor
magazine named Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and chief executive officer, as one of
the best CEOs within the financial institution arena for the third consecutive
year. Amos ranked as one of the top CEOs in the insurance/life category.
Amos joined the Columbus, Ga.-based insurer in 1973, working in sales for
10 years. He was named president of the company in 1983 and chief operating
officer in 1987. Amos became chief executive officer of Aflac Incorporated in
1990 and chairman in 2001.
Since Amos became CEO, company revenues have grown from $2.7 billion to
$13.3 billion as of Dec. 31, 2004. Under his leadership, Aflac has been
recognized for the company's people-first approach to management. In February
2005, Aflac was named by Fortune magazine as one of "America's Most Admired
Companies" for the fifth consecutive year, ranking Aflac as the most
innovative company in the life and health insurance category. Additionally,
National Underwriter named Aflac as the number one provider of individual
health insurance and guaranteed-renewable insurance in Aug. 2004.
Amos is credited for broadening Aflac's U.S. and Japan product lines. He
is also responsible for launching the national Aflac Duck advertising
campaign, resulting in 90 percent brand awareness for the company. Amos is a
graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in risk management and
Institutional Investor magazine identified the select group of 181 chief
executive officers by asking portfolio managers and sell-side equity analysts
to choose the top-performing CEOs in their respective domains. The highest
scoring CEOs were categorized by sector and industry.
Aflac (NYSE: AFL) is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable
insurance in the United States and Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide
protection to more than 40 million people worldwide and pay cash benefits to
policyholders unless they chose otherwise. Aflac's products are primarily sold
at worksites in the United States. In Japan, Aflac is the largest life insurer
in terms of individual insurance policies in force. In January 2005, Aflac was
included in Fortune magazine's list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work For in
America" for the seventh consecutive year. Aflac has also been included in
Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of "America's Best Big Companies" for five
consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's listing of "America's Most Admired
Companies" for five consecutive years. 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.