Life insurer Aflac's net profit rises 13 percent

Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:49pm EDT

(Reuters) - Life insurer Aflac Inc (AFL.N) reported a 13 percent rise in net profit, helped by strong revenue growth in its Japanese unit.

Net profit rose to $892 million, or $1.90 per share, for the first-quarter ended March 31, from $785 million, or $1.68 per share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Ted Kerr)