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Carl Edwards Drives Aflac's 'NOW Hiring' Message to Victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Monday, May 23, 2011

Carl Edwards Drives Aflac's 'NOW Hiring' Message to Victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway17:23 EDT Monday, May 23, 2011No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion Sported New National Recruitment Campaign Paint Scheme for All-Star RaceCOLUMBUS, Ga., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the No. 1 provider of supplemental and guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Aflac Roush Fenway Racing team are celebrating Edwards' weekend win in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards flew to victory showcasing the No. 99 car's new NOW Hiring paint scheme.The NOW Hiring design is part of a national recruitment campaign to attract potential Aflac agents. The 'Take Flight' campaign spotlights reasons why a sales career with Aflac can be rewarding ? lucrative, while working with a company repeatedly recognized for being one of the most ethical and best places to work in America."I'm excited about winning my first All-Star race and am proud to have done it with Aflac's NOW Hiring message on the car," said Edwards. "I know that a career at Aflac can help get you on your way to personal financial victory in no time."Aflac has one of the largest and best equipped sales forces in the country, demonstrating every day how its insurance policies help provide a safety net to let policyholders focus on recovery, not financial stress."As the primary sponsor, we are thrilled by Carl's victory and delighted that his win is helping to spread the word about how a sales career at Aflac lets you balance work and family life," said Michael Zuna, Aflac senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer. "Aflac is looking for people with real drive ? like Carl ? so we can set them up with first class training and all the tools they'll need to succeed."For more information about a sales career at Aflac call 800-292-9242 or visit www.JoinAflac.com and watch for the NOW Hiring television commercial airing nationwide through June 2011.About AflacWhen a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For 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 13th consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine has included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies 10 times. 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.About Roush Fenway RacingRoush Fenway Racing is NASCAR's largest team operating seven motorsports teams. Four in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; and three in the Nationwide Series with Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Trevor Bayne. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com. Become a fan of Roush Fenway Racing on Facebook by going to http://www.facebook.com/roushfenway and follow us on Twitter @roushfenway. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110523/CL07435LOGO )Media Contact:Jonathan FreedAflac Incorporated706.243.8793jfreed@aflac.comSOURCE Aflac