Aflac Earns Spot on FORTUNE's Most Admired List for the Sixth Consecutive Year
Columbus-based insurer named as most innovative among companies within the
life and health insurance category.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL), a leading
provider of insurance policies sold on a voluntary basis at the worksite, has
been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of "America's Most Admired Companies,"
ranking at number one in innovation within the life and health insurance
industry. Earning a spot on the prestigious list for the sixth consecutive
year, Aflac placed among the top three insurance companies within its
category. The complete list of the companies appears in the March 6 issue on
newsstands February 27 and at http://www.fortune.com.
"We are honored to again be included on a list of such highly regarded
corporations," Aflac chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "This recognition is a
testament to our organization's commitment to innovation and supplying quality
insurance products that provide a high value to our customers."
Published annually by FORTUNE, the "Most Admired" list serves as a
definitive report card on corporate reputations. Each year, the rankings are
determined by a survey of the country's leading executives, directors and
securities analysts who rate the top-performing companies within their own
industries using eight key attributes as reputation criteria - innovation,
employee talent, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of
management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of
products/services. A total of 611 companies in 70 industries were surveyed.
Aflac was one of nine Georgia companies to make the list. Last month,
Aflac was named to FORTUNE's list of '100 Best Companies to Work For' for the
eighth consecutive year.
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 FORTUNE magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years 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, visit aflac.com.
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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated