Aflac Honored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta
CEO Dan Amos Accepts 2013 "Salute to Greatness" Award on Behalf of Aflac
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the number one provider of
supplemental insurance in the United States, and six time recipient of
Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies designation, was honored Saturday
evening with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center's 2013 Salute to Greatness
Award. Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos attended the event held at the Hyatt
Regency in Atlanta and accepted the award on behalf of the company.
In announcing that Aflac would receive the prestigious award, the King Center
acknowledged Aflac's commitment to diversity, its support for the Aflac Cancer
and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the
company's consistent appearance on such lists as FORTUNE's 100 Best Places to
Work, on which the company has appeared for 15 consecutive years.
"To receive this award, particularly in the same year that our nation will
celebrate the 50^th anniversary of Dr. King's profound 'I Have a Dream'
speech, is indeed a proud achievement," Mr. Amos said. "We are humbled to be
associated with his legacy as it validates Aflac's efforts to maintain the
type of values that would make Dr. King proud."
"The King Center was delighted to have this chance to honor Aflac, Inc., which
has been among the most public-spirited corporations in America," said King
Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King. "We were proud to present the Salute to
Greatness Award to Aflac, Inc. Chairman and CEO Daniel Amos, who has done an
outstanding job of keeping Aflac in the forefront of corporate social
The 2013 celebration marks the 45^th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday
observance by the King Center. The Center serves as the premier resource for
information about Dr. King, the movement he led and efforts to apply his
teachings in current struggles for freedom, justice and human rights.
Past notable recipients of the Salute to Greatness award include Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, entertainer Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew J. Young,
U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, athlete Ervin "Magic" Johnson and singers
Bono and Stevie Wonder.
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more
than 58 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 2013, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best
Companies to Work For in America for the 15th 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.
Media Contacts: Analyst and Investor Contact:
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706.593.0786 (cell) Fax: 706.324.6330
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