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Aflac Incorporated Prices $550 Million of Senior Notes 

COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced today that it has priced $550 million principal amount of fixed-rate, senior notes due 2049 (the "2049 senior notes") with a coupon of 4.750%. The 2049 senior notes will be issued at a price of 99.340% with a re-offer yield of 4.792%.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund all or a portion of the redemption price of its 2.400% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "2020 senior notes"), of which $550,000,000 principal amount are outstanding. The company intends to use proceeds in excess of such redemption price, if any, for general corporate purposes.

This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption of the 2020 senior notes. A notice of redemption will be sent to all currently registered holders of the 2020 senior notes by the trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. Information about the notice of redemption and procedures for redemption may be obtained from The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. by calling 800.254.2826.

This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed by Aflac Incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. You may obtain the registration statement and other documents that Aflac Incorporated has filed with the SEC that contain more complete information about Aflac Incorporated and this offering by contacting:

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Phone: 866.471.2526, 
Fax 212.902.9316
Email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Attn: Prospectus Department 
NC1-004-03-43
200 North College Street, 3rd Floor,
Charlotte NC 28255
Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com

Mizuho Securities USA LLC
320 Park Avenue 
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 866.271.7403

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
Attn: Securities Operations
277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172
Phone: 888.868.6856
Email: prospectus@smbcnikko-si.com

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Attn: WFS Customer Service
608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 800.645.3751
Email: wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com

Alternatively, these documents may be obtained by visiting the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

ABOUT AFLAC
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, for eligible claims, Aflac U.S. can process, approve and electronically send funds to claimants for quick access to cash in just one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 12 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2018, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for the 20th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 17th time. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" to encourage companies to provide prospective information, so long as those informational statements are identified as forward-looking and are accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements. The company desires to take advantage of these provisions. This document contains cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected herein, and in any other statements made by company officials in communications with the financial community and contained in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Forward-looking statements are not based on historical information and relate to future operations, strategies, financial results or other developments. Furthermore, forward-looking information is subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. In particular, statements containing words such as "expect," "anticipate," "believe," "goal," "objective," "may," "should," "estimate," "intends," "projects," "will," "assumes," "potential," "target", "outlook" or similar words as well as specific projections of future results, generally qualify as forward-looking. Aflac undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements.

The company cautions readers that the following factors, in addition to other factors mentioned from time to time, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements: difficult conditions in global capital markets and the economy; exposure to significant interest rate risk; concentration of business in Japan; foreign currency fluctuations in the yen/dollar exchange rate; operation of the former Japan branch as a legal subsidiary; limited availability of acceptable yen-denominated investments; deviations in actual experience from pricing and reserving assumptions; ability to continue to develop and implement improvements in information technology systems; governmental actions for the purpose of stabilizing the financial markets; interruption in telecommunication, information technology and other operational systems, or a failure to maintain the security, confidentiality or privacy of sensitive data residing on such systems; ongoing changes in the Company's industry; failure to comply with restrictions on patient privacy and information security; extensive regulation and changes in law or regulation by governmental authorities; changes in tax rates applicable to the company; defaults and credit downgrades of investments; ability to attract and retain qualified sales associates, brokers, employees, and distribution partners; decline in creditworthiness of other financial institutions; subsidiaries' ability to pay dividends to Aflac Incorporated; decreases in the Company's financial strength or debt ratings; inherent limitations to risk management policies and procedures; concentration of the Company's investments in any particular single-issuer or sector; differing judgments applied to investment valuations; ability to effectively manage key executive succession; significant valuation judgments in determination of amount of impairments taken on the Company's investments; catastrophic events including, but not necessarily limited to, epidemics, pandemics, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, war or other military action, terrorism or other acts of violence, and damage incidental to such events; changes in U.S. and/or Japanese accounting standards; loss of consumer trust resulting from events external to the Company's operations; increased expenses and reduced profitability resulting from changes in assumptions for pension and other postretirement benefit plans; level and outcome of litigation; and failure of internal controls or corporate governance policies and procedures.

Analyst and investor contact – David A. Young, 706.596.3264 or 800.235.2667; FAX: 706.324.6330 or dyoung@aflac.com

Media contact – Catherine Blades, 706.596.3014; FAX: 706.320.2288 or cblades@aflac.com

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SOURCE Aflac Incorporated