Aflac Incorporated Receives Its Highest Ranking to Date on the Fortune 500 List
COLUMBUS, Ga. - April 6, 2005 - In its 11th consecutive year of appearing on the Fortune 500 list, Aflac Incorporated received its highest ranking since its first showing on the prestigious list in 1995. The insurance giant ranked at No. 158, moving up 14 places from its 2004 position.
The Fortune 500 list also ranked Aflac among the top three life/health insurance companies in the country. The Columbus-Ga based insurer maintained its lofty position in this category from the previous year's ranking.
"We're very pleased to not only remain on the list, but to improve our standing as well. Improving our company, our customer service, and making Aflac better than the day before is what we strive to do every day," Daniel P. Amos, Aflac chairman and chief executive officer, said.
Fortune compiled the list based on company sales figures as reported in financial statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2004. Revenue figures for all companies include consolidated subsidiaries and exclude excise taxes.
The complete Fortune 500 list appears in the magazine's April 18, 2005 issue and is also available online at fortune.com.
Earlier in the year, Fortune recognized Aflac as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. In February, the magazine also ranked Aflac as one of the top 10 insurance companies in the life, health insurance category.
Aflac 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 Best Big Companies in America 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.
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