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Aflac Releases 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Aflac Releases 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report08:00 EDT Wednesday, May 23, 2012COLUMBUS, Ga., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, and the number one life insurance company in Japan, in terms of policies in force, released its 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report today. The report, which covers 2011 up to March 31, 2012, represents the activities and events that demonstrate Aflac's strong commitment to its community, the environment and its employees. "Like any company, Aflac survives on profits, but we thrive on principles," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said.  "Our reputation as a good citizen and a company that cares is an important part of who we are, so I am pleased to share the accomplishments highlighted in this report that represent our commitment to customers, shareholders and our community."Aflac's Corporate Citizenship Report focuses primarily on the company's commitment to diversity, sustainability and philanthropy in both the United States and Japan, where combined, the company serves more than 50 million people. Aflac believes that being a socially responsible company contributes to its continued strong performance as a business.Highlights of the report include:Aflac's strong commitment to diversity, including a workforce that includes 39 percent minorities, 67 percent women and 49 percent women at supervisor level or above, Aflac's history of financial and human resource support for the Aflac Cancer Center ($70 million contributed as of Dec. 31, 2011), Aflac's progress as a sustainable company, including entry to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for the first time in 2011, and Aflac Japan's commitment to children, the environment and their community.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 provides protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For six consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2012, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For for the 14th consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 11th time in 2012. 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.comJon A. Sullivan Aflac Incorporated 706.596.3493 706.573.7610 (cell) jsullivan@aflac.com SOURCE Aflac