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

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:01am EST

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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 

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)                                   
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 415-578-7426 ext. 130                                 


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