Former Wachovia Executive Joins Aflac Incorporated's Board of Directors
COLUMBUS, Ga., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gary Thompson, retired
executive vice president of Wachovia Corporation in Atlanta, was elected to
the Aflac Incorporated board of directors at the company's annual shareholders
Thompson, 58, is a retired chief executive officer with Georgia Banking,
Wachovia Bank, N.A. He served as executive vice president from June 1995
through December 2004. Thompson also is on the board of directors for Georgia
Power Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Company.
Thompson's career began with Wachovia while he was a student at Guilford
College in Greensboro, N.C. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics.
Thompson oversaw the merger of Wachovia Corp. and First Union banks in the
spring of 2001.
"Gary brings a wealth of financial knowledge to our board. We welcome him
to the board and are looking forward to working with him for many years to
come," said Daniel P. Amos, Aflac chairman and chief executive officer.
In addition to Thompson, shareholders also elected the following people to
the board of directors during today's annual meeting: Dan Amos; J. Shelby
Amos; Michael H. Armacost; Kriss Cloninger III; Joe Frank Harris; Elizabeth J.
Hudson; Kenneth S. Janke Sr.; Doug W. Johnson; Robert B. Johnson; Charles
Knapp; Hidefumi Matsui; E. Stephen Purdom, M.D.; Barbara K. Rimer; Marvin R.
Schuster; Tohru Tonoike; and Robert L. Wright.
For 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity 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.
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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated