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Aflac Receives Fifth Fortune Accolade This Year

COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving numerous honors throughout 2005 as an employer of choice, Aflac ends the year with yet another accolade in this category. Fortune magazine named the leading insurer as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women, making it one of the most applauded companies recognized by the prestigious publication within the last 12 months. The announcement was published in the Career Opportunities feature section of the magazine on December 12.

Women make up an impressive 70 percent of Aflac's workforce, well above the national average. Over 30 percent serve as upper-level management. Women at Aflac oversee major departments, such as Human Resources and Sales Support and Administration, with the responsibility of directing more than 4,000 employees and a 60,000-member sales force.

"We are especially proud to be recognized as an industry leader when it comes to providing career opportunities for women," said Daniel P. Amos, Aflac chairman and CEO. "At Aflac, we understand the integral part that women play in bringing added value to the work we do every day and to the continued success of our business."

To compile the list, Fortune partnered with Smart Revenue Research, a leading research organization that provides consumer insights and solutions, to evaluate company data such as:

Number of female officers.
Percentage of women in the workforce.
Recruitment of women employees.
Family benefits offered, including child care and flexible work schedules.

Earlier this year, Aflac was named to multiple Fortune magazine listings, including America's Most Admired Companies, the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, the Global 500 listing, and the Top 50 Companies for Minorities. In April, Essence magazine named Aflac a Great Place to Work for African- American Women.

For 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed- renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in both in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies and Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies for five consecutive years. In January 2005, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the seventh consecutive year. Aflac was also included in Fortune magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August 2005, and in September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL.

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