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Aflac Lands on FORTUNE's 2012 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Aflac Lands on FORTUNE's 2012 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For09:25 EST Thursday, January 19, 2012Only Insurer to Appear on Best Companies List for 14 Consecutive YearsCOLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 19, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, is celebrating its 14th consecutive year on FORTUNE magazine's prestigious list of '100 Best Places to Work For'.  The 2012 list was revealed today by FORTUNE, making Aflac the only insurance company to appear on the list for 14 straight years."Aflac is proud to be the only insurance company to appear on FORTUNE'S list of '100 Best Companies to Work For' for 14 consecutive years," Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Amos said. "Our long tenure on this list affirms our belief that treating employees well is the right thing to do and the cornerstone of Aflac's successful business philosophy."In noting the reasons that Aflac again made the list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE pointed to Aflac's response to the tsunami in Japan last March. Employees in the United States quickly raised more than $100,000 to send for disaster relief, aiding their colleagues in Japan. In a separate related article extolling Aflac as one of 14 companies on the 2012 list to never have had a layoff, FORTUNE noted, "Aflac keeps a strong commitment to employee training, cross training, and finding jobs for staffers whose positions have been eliminated."To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. More than 246,000 employees at hundreds of companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. The full list and related stories appear in the February issue of FORTUNE magazine. The list is currently available online at FORTUNE magazine's website.ABOUT AFLACWhen 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 life insurance company in terms of individual 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 2012, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 14th 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 Investor Contact:Laura Kane                 Robin Y. Wilkey                                 Aflac Incorporated             Aflac Incorporated706.596.3493                 1.800.235.2667706.593.0786 (cell)            Fax: 706.324.6330lkane@aflac.com             rwilkey@aflac.com  Jon A. Sullivan Aflac Incorporated 706.596.3493 706.573.7610 (cell) jsullivan@aflac.com   SOURCE Aflac