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SECURITY: AFL (Common)   EXCHANGE: New York Stock Exchange 

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For nearly six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For seven consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2014, FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 16th consecutive year. Also, in 2013, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 12th time, ranking the company number one in the life and health insurance category. 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 or

Aflac Incorporated Announces Third Quarter Results, Upwardly Revises 2017 Operating EPS Outlook, Increases Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend 4.7%
COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated today reported its third quarter results.

Total revenues were $5.5 billion during the third quarter of 2017, compared with $5.7 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Net earnings were $716 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, compared with $629 million, or $1.53 per diluted share a year ago. The increase in net earnings in the third quarter of 2017 primarily reflects realized investment gains compared with third quarter 2016.

Net earnings in the third quarter of 2017 included pretax net realized investment gains of $71 million, or $0.18 per diluted share on a pretax basis, compared with pretax net losses of $130 million, or $0.32 per diluted share a year ago. Beginning in the first quarter of 2017, the company began reporting amortized hedge costs associated with certain U.S. dollar investments in the Japan portfolio as part of operating earnings. Pretax net realized gains from securities transactions and impairments for the third quarter amounted to $53 million and were composed of pretax net realized investment gains from securities transactions of $61 million and pretax realized investment losses from impairments and change in loan loss reserves of $8 million. Pretax net realized investment gains from certain derivative and foreign currency activities in the quarter were $18 million. Net earnings also included a pretax charge of $10 million, reflecting Japan branch conversion costs. The income tax expense on non-operating items in the quarter was $21 million.


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