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Aflac Climbs to No. 125 on 2011 Fortune 500 List

Friday, May 06, 2011

Aflac Climbs to No. 125 on 2011 Fortune 500 List12:09 EDT Friday, May 06, 2011Georgia-Based Company's 2010 Revenue Exceeds $20 BillionCOLUMBUS, Ga., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the company that pays cash benefits to policyholders who are injured or become ill, announced today that the Columbus, Georgia based insurer has risen to number 125 on Fortune's list of the 500 largest companies; an increase of five spots from last year. Aflac is one of only 27 companies to appear on FORTUNE magazine's list of Best Places to Work and the Fortune 500 in 2011. "We are pleased that Aflac continues to climb the ranks of the Fortune 500," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "It is a tribute to the hard working people at Aflac who serve our customers every day and make our company an industry leader."With annual revenues in excess of $20 billion, Aflac is the fifth largest company headquartered in the state of Georgia. Fortune ranks companies in accordance with the highest gross revenues to compile the Fortune 500 list.In 2011, the company also appeared on FORTUNE's list of World's Most Admired Companies for the 11th time and also appeared on the Ethisphere Institute's list of World's Most Ethical Companies for the 5th consecutive year.ABOUT AFLAC When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have helped provide a safety net and given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2011, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the thirteenth consecutive year. Also, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 10th time in 2011. 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 or aflacenespanol.com.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100423/CL92305LOGO)Media Contacts:Analyst and Investment Contact:Laura Kane Robin Y. Wilkey  Aflac IncorporatedAflac Incorporated706.596.34931.800.235.2667, Option 3; Fax:  706.324.6330lkane@aflac.com rwilkey@aflac.comJon A. SullivanAflac Incorporated706.763.4813jsullivan@aflac.comSOURCE Aflac