Institutional Investor Magazine Highlights Aflac in its Inaugural Listing
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac was named as the number-one
shareholder-friendly company in the Life Insurance sector by Institutional
Investor magazine. The inaugural listing is featured in the February edition
of the publication.
To determine the listing, the Institutional Investor's All-America
Research team, made up of over 300 research and investment analysts, voted on
top corporations' performance in corporate governance practices and Investor
Relations efforts in maximizing shareholder value. The results for 62
industry sectors reflect the views of more than one thousand portfolio
managers and analysts in the United States and abroad.
"Aflac is honored by this recognition," said Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and
chief executive officer. "We are committed to transparent communication with
our shareholders and the investment community, and to upholding the highest
principles of corporate governance. This award is a reflection of that
Aflac's Investor Relations team has received numerous accolades in the
past, including the prestigious Grand Prix award and the Best Annual Report
from Investor Relations magazine. Both honors recognize the company's
commitment to providing its shareholders with timely and accurate information.
Ken Janke, Aflac's senior vice president of Investor Relations, was also named
Best Investor Relations Officer by the publication.
Earlier this year, Aflac ranked among the top 50 in Fortune magazine's 100
Best Companies to Work for in America listing and was named Georgia's Company
of the Year by Business to Business magazine.
Institutional Investor magazine is a publication geared toward coverage of
events, issues and people that impact the business and finance industry.
For more than 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. Aflac has been included in both Fortune magazine's listing of
America's Most Admired Companies and Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of
America's Best Big Companies for five consecutive years. In January 2006,
Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to
Work For in America for the eighth consecutive year. Aflac was also included
in Fortune magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August
2005, and in September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the Life Insurance Company
of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia
Insurance Review. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac,
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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated