ExecRank Names Aflac's June Howard a Top Chief Accounting Officer for 2012

  ExecRank Names Aflac's June Howard a Top Chief Accounting Officer for 2012

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aflac, the number one provider of
supplemental insurance in the United States and Japan, serving more than 50
million people worldwide, announced today that Senior Vice President and Chief
Accounting Officer, June Howard, was selected as a "Top Chief Accounting
Officer" for 2012. The rankings, conducted by the ranking committee of
ExecRank, are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation
committees and top Chief Accounting Officers that yielded an algorithm for how
to rank CAOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.

According to ExecRank, there are over 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers and
Controllers in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the
distinction of being a part of ExecRank's Top Chief Accounting Rankings for
2012. The number one area of focus for Top CAOs in 2012 was maintaining
financial controls and adherence to increasingly difficult reporting
compliance. Ms. Howard has landed a coveted spot in the top 100 of the
national rankings.

"We are very pleased that ExecRank has acknowledged June Howard as a top level
Chief Accounting Officer for 2012," Aflac Incorporated President and Chief
Financial Officer, Kriss Cloninger said. "There is no one who works harder and
deserves this recognition more than June, and Aflac is indeed fortunate to
have her on our team."

ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the CFOs and
CEOs of the finalists, as the accounting process is crucial to analyzing the
company's past and future performance. In addition, we saw a significant
increase in the number of CAOs that served on boards of directors and
displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CAOs that
made this list represent the best of the best in their field.

About Aflac
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.

About ExecRank
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have
achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition.
ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative
figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business
book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other
business media companies. Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world's top
business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO,
CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of
the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending,
proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is
uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives.
ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States
alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows
and more.

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Media Contacts:       Analyst and Investor Contact:
Laura Kane            Robin Y. Wilkey
Aflac Incorporated    Aflac Incorporated
706.596.3493          1.800.235.2667
706.593.0786 (cell)   Fax: 706.324.6330
lkane@aflac.com       rwilkey@aflac.com
Jon A. Sullivan
Aflac Incorporated
706.573.7610 (cell)
Adam Navrozally
415-578-7426 ext. 130


Website: http://www.aflac.com
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