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Aflac Announces Title Sponsorship of Outdoor Games
Date:5/13/2008

Columbus, GA to host collegiate and professional competitions airing

nationally on ESPN2 and ESPNU

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac announced today that it has signed a two-year agreement as title sponsor of the Aflac Outdoor Games. The inaugural three-day event is scheduled for June 27 - 29, 2008 at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, GA. Aflac Outdoor Games will include a variety of unique outdoor sports and activities including the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series which will be nationally televised on ESPN2 and ESPNU.

"We are excited about Aflac's title sponsorship of the Outdoor Games," said Paul Amos II, president and chief operating officer, Aflac U.S. "The event will help showcase Columbus to a national audience while providing families an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and witness some exciting sports entertainment."

Aflac Outdoor Games is a combination of several events including the Collegiate and Professional Championships of the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series, a competition consisting of eight competitive events that challenge competitors in the arenas of strength, endurance, stamina, tool skill and agility.

Aflac Outdoor Games has partnered with STIHL(R) to bring the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series to Columbus in 2008 and 2009. The events include Hot Saw, Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Standing Chop, Single Buck Saw, Speed Climb, Springboard and the Boom Run. In addition to the STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Series, the Aflac Outdoor Games will be host to national and local barbeque cooking contests as well as sporting competitions for dogs. The 2008 Pig Bowl event will be officially endorsed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, an organization that has sanctioned almost 300 barbeque contests throughout the United States. The dog competitions will include champion Agility Dog demonstrations, and a "DockDogs" event in which canines leap from a platform across a pool of water. Both the barbeque contest and DockDogs will have open competitions for local residents.

"This is a great opportunity for Columbus to have such a world-class event come to the area," said Warner Neal, president for Outdoor Events. "With a national television audience, there will be a great amount of exposure. This is a terrific opportunity not only for Columbus, but for the surrounding community."

Advance tickets per day are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Admission is free for children under 5 years of age. Passes, family and multi-day packages, and military rates are available.

To order tickets or for more information on the events, including registering for the amateur division of the barbecue competition or to register dogs for the Dock Dogs competition, please visit Aflacoutdoorgames.com .

About Aflac:

For more than 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. Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. 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 http://www.aflac.com .

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Tim Turner, Aflac Mechell Clark, Aflac

Phone: 706.575.3286 Phone: 706-243-8004

E-mail: trturner@aflac.com Email: meclark@aflac.com


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