Aflac Incorporated Named to Forbes Magazine's Global 2000 List for the Second Consecutive Year
COLUMBUS, Ga. – April 22, 2005 – Aflac is ranked as the 226th largest company in the world, in Forbes magazine's Global 2000 list for 2005.
The Forbes Global 2000 list ranks the companies based on sales, profits, assets, and market value. Companies on the list represent a wide range of products and services from insurance to aerospace and defense.
“This honor is a tremendous tribute to Aflac's financial strength and our track record of consistently achieving our financial objectives,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos said.
As of Dec. 31, 2004, Aflac had revenues of $13.3 billion; its market capitalization was more than $20.6 billion with assets of more than $59 billion.
Other major Georgia companies included in the ranking are Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot. Nationally and internationally known companies on the Forbes list include Citigroup, Walt Disney, General Electric, IBM and Verizon.
For 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders control to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. 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 both Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies 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.
Ken Janke Jr.
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