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Aflac Japan To Offer Cancer Insurance Product Through Japan Post
Date:11/16/2007

COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced today that Japan Post Network Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd., has selected Aflac Japan as the exclusive provider of cancer insurance for distribution through the nationwide postal office network.

Japan Post Network Co. is one of four separate postal entities that began operating in October 2007 as a part of the postal privatization process set forth under laws enacted in 2005. Japan Post Network Co. operates approximately 24,000 post office locations throughout Japan.

Commenting on the announcement, Aflac Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos said: "We are very pleased that Japan Post chose our cancer insurance product for sale through its extensive network. We believe Japan Post's selection of Aflac reflects the quality of our newly introduced Cancer Forte product, the overall strength of the Aflac brand, a reputation for quality customer service and the support we provide to our sales force. Although Japan Post has not yet established a specific time frame for sales to commence, we anticipate that sales should occur sometime in 2008."

Amos added: "Throughout 2007, we have been encouraged by the overall direction of Aflac Japan's new annualized premium sales. We continue to believe that our sales will be flat to up 4% in the second half of 2007. And although we have not yet finalized our marketing plans and objectives for 2008, our preliminary expectation is that Aflac Japan's sales should increase 3% to 7% next year."

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 product
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