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Aflac Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

Monday, September 17, 2012

Aflac Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America08:00 EDT Monday, September 17, 2012Company Makes List for 10th Consecutive YearCOLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, today announced that it has landed on the 2012 InformationWeek 500 list, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology.  This is the 10th consecutive year that Aflac has appeared on the prestigious list, which was revealed last night at an awards ceremony in California.InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders."We are proud to appear on the 2012 InformationWeek 500 list for a 10th consecutive year," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Boyle said. "As we continue to grow our new group insurance business and our traditional individual product offerings, it is vital to maintain a nimble, adaptable approach to information technology. This recognition validates that our team has embraced winning strategies and practices in a very positive way.""The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for were unconventional approaches ? new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."Aflac, a leading innovator in the insurance industry, has been engaged in developing the Aflac Wingspan® Enrollment Solutions project as part of a multi-year initiative to increase sales and improve customer retention. The innovative program integrates Aflac's existing enrollment software with the enrollment software of leading external enrollment solutions providers so that employees experience a seamless, one-stop shop for both core and voluntary benefits enrollment and communication.For more information about the 2012 InformationWeek 500, please go to informationweek.com/iw500/.ABOUT AFLACWhen a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have 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 individual and group insurance products provide 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 in America 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 espanol.aflac.com.ABOUT INFORMATIONWEEK BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY NETWORK The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their workflow ? from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy ? IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.            (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100423/CL92305LOGO)    Media Contacts:          Laura Kane                       Aflac Incorporated                                                                                          706.596.3493                    706.593.0786 (cell)                                                                                                lkane@aflac.com  Jon A. SullivanAflac Incorporated706.596.3493706.573.7610 (cell)jsullivan@aflac.com Analyst and Investor Contact:Robin Y. Wilkey Aflac Incorporated 1.800.235.2667Fax: 706.324.6330rwilkey@aflac.com SOURCE Aflac