Updated Financial Results, Declared Dividends, Prestigious Accolades, and Company Announcements - Research Report on AFLAC, Health Care REIT, Willis Group, Unum, and Brown & Brown

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Updated Financial Results, Declared Dividends, Prestigious Accolades, and Company Announcements - Research Report on AFLAC, Health Care REIT, Willis Group, Unum, and Brown & Brown

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NEW YORK, November 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting AFLAC Inc. (NYSE: AFL), Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN), Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE: WSH), Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), and Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

AFLAC Inc. Research Report

On October 29, 2013, AFLAC Inc. (AFLAC) reported its financial results for Q3 2013. AFLAC's total revenues went down 14.0% YoY to $5.9 billion during Q3 2013. Net earnings were $702 million or $1.50 per diluted share, down compared to $1.0 billion, or $2.16 per share in Q3 2012 - reflecting the weaker dollar/yen exchange rate. Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos commented, "Aflac Japan's financial results were consistent with our expectations and guidance for the quarter, and we remain on track for the full year." Amos added, "As we look to the future, I am very pleased with our ability to enhance Aflac Japan's distribution system. As you'll recall, Aflac Japan and Japan Post Holdings entered into a new agreement in July 2013, further expanding our distribution and opportunities to gain access to new consumers with our cancer insurance products. This new agreement also highlights the overall strength of the Aflac brand, our reputation for quality customer service, and the value our cancer insurance products provide." The Full Research Report on AFLAC Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/8042_AFL]

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Health Care REIT, Inc. Research Report

On October 31, 2013, Health Care REIT, Inc.'s (Health Care REIT) Board of Directors announced a cash dividend of c.$0.77 per share for Q3 2013. Stockholders of record on November 12, 2013 will be paid dividends on November 20, 2013. The Full Research Report on Health Care REIT, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/cf1e_HCN]

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Willis Group Holdings PLC Research Report

On October 29, 2013, Willis Group Holdings PLC (Willis) reported Q3 2013 financial results. Willis recorded Q3 2013 organic commissions and fees growth of 5.7% compared to 2.2% in Q3 2012. Adjusted net income from continuing operations was $0.19 per diluted share in Q3 2013 compared to $0.22 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Willis CEO Dominic Casserley commented, "Once again we delivered strong top line results, our fourth consecutive quarter of mid-single digit organic growth with positive contributions from each of our businesses. We believe this is in line with the goals we laid out at our Investor Conference in July of growing revenues with positive operating leverage to improve cash flow and deliver strong shareholder returns." Casserley added, "Also, during the quarter, we strengthened our balance sheet by effectively refinancing portions of our nearer term debt into new debt with maturities out ten and thirty years. We accomplished that while decreasing our overall debt costs." The Full Research Report on Willis Group Holdings PLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/60e0_WSH]

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Unum Group Research Report

On November 1, 2013, Unum Group (Unum) reported that Business Insurance magazine has ranked the Company third among large life and health insurers in the 2013 Best Places to Work in Insurance. Marie Clements, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Programs and Services, commented, "These awards are especially meaningful because they weigh heavily on what our employees say about the company. It's important to us that our employees have healthy, fulfilling lives outside the office, so we provide more than just competitive salaries and benefits." Ashley Mehrer, Director and Associate Actuary, added, "If there's something that you're interested in, or that you want to learn about, they'll put you in touch with the right people in order to build out a unique developmental opportunity. The attitude here is much more focused on making something work rather than on all of the reasons it won't." The Full Research Report on Unum Group - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/529c_UNM]

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Brown & Brown Inc. Research Report

On November 1, 2013, Brown & Brown Inc. (Brown & Brown) reported that Cory T. Walker, its Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, will retire from the Company - effective March 2014. The Company informed that Walker joined Brown & Brown in 1992 and served as Chief Financial Officer for 17 of the past 22 years, and as Profit Center Leader for the Company's Oakland, California office for 5 years in the late 1990s. The Company further stated that a search for a successor to Mr. Walker has been already initiated. The Full Research Report on Brown & Brown Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/4291_BRO]

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