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Carl Edwards Sports New Dental-Themed Paint Scheme on the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion

Friday, August 26, 2011

Carl Edwards Sports New Dental-Themed Paint Scheme on the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion16:52 EDT Friday, August 26, 2011Carl Edwards Will Attempt to Brush Away Competition With New 'Aflac Dental' Design in Bristol NASCAR RaceCOLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL), the No. 1 provider of supplemental and guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States, today announced it will debut its Aflac Dental paint scheme for the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion to be driven by Carl Edwards at the Irwin Tools 500 in Bristol, Tenn., on Aug. 27, 2011.The new design will feature an entirely new Aflac-branded and dental-themed paint scheme showcasing an over-sized toothbrush on the rear and a bright, shiny set of pearly whites as part of the race car's grill."It is always great to run a new paint scheme and this one certainly looks awesome. I can't wait to run it under the lights at Bristol and share with everyone the importance of a healthy smile like the one on No. 99," said Carl Edwards. "Having those pearly whites on the front of my Ford Fusion is making me think I need to brush up and knowing Bristol, the car will be glad she's got the Aflac dental plan."Aflac dental insurance makes it easier for employers to administer benefits because there are no participation requirements, network restrictions, deductibles, or annual premium reviews. Aflac's insurance policies help provide a safety net so policyholders can focus on recovery, not financial stress."Aflac dental helps to keep our NASCAR friends and their families smiling by reminding them that routine dental care is essential to one's overall health," said Tom Giddens, senior vice president and director of sales at Aflac. "Employers are able to enhance their benefits package at no direct cost to the company while providing valuable dental benefits."With a history of no rate increases, Aflac is the third largest provider of voluntary dental insurance in the U.S. For more information about Aflac dental, call 1-800-99-AFLAC or visit aflac.com.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.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110826/CL58496 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110523/CL07435LOGO )Media Contact:Aflac Media Relations706.243.5543mediarelations@aflac.comSOURCE Aflac