$AFL (Aflac Incorporated)

$AFL {{ '2016-04-27T18:30:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AFL said between dividends and repurchase it returned $773MM to its shareholders in 1Q16. Depending on overall capital conditions, the company expects to repatriate 80-100% of Flexible Spending Account earnings in 2016 or roughly 120-150Bil yen. $AFL stated it is on pace to achieve its $1Bil share repurchase target for 1H16 and $1.4Bil for 2016.

$AFL {{ '2017-11-15T12:25:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL announced that Kriss Cloninger III will retire from its BoD, effective Dec. 31, 2017. Katherine T. Rohrer has been appointed to the Board, effective immediately.

$AFL {{ '2017-10-27T18:44:02+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$AFL Aflac Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$AFL {{ '2017-09-27T21:23:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL has hired Rich Williams as EVP and Chief Distribution Officer, reporting to Teresa L. White, President of Aflac US. Prior to joining $AFL, Williams was SVP & General Manager, Stop Loss, at Unum, US, and SVP, Growth Markets at Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company.

$AFL {{ '2017-09-27T21:00:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL has appointed Rich Williams as EVP and chief distribution officer, a newly created role. He will report to Teresa White, president of Aflac US. Most recently, Williams served as SVP and General Manager of Stop Loss. Earlier, he held various key positions in Strategic Resource Company.

$AFL {{ '2017-08-09T14:33:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $AFL’s BoD has authorized the purchase of up to 40MM shares of its common stock. This is besides the 15.6MM shares that remained under a previous authorization as on June 30, 2017, bringing the total shares available for purchase to approx. 55.6MM.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-27T21:12:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $AFL has urged its shareholders not to tender their Aflac shares in response to an offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1.5MM shares of the company. According to Aflac, the offer price of $74.25 per share is about 4.32% lower than the $77.60 closing price of its stock on June 23, the last trading day prior to the offer.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-27T13:45:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said J. Brian Angel, VP of State Government Relations, will replace Jack Friou, who will step down as the Head of the Government Relations team effective July 1. Mr. Friou will remain with the company through the end of 2017 as a senior advisor.

$AFL {{ '2017-06-09T09:37:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Paul Amos has resigned as the President of $AFL and from its BoD to join a private equity firm, effective July 1. CEO Dan Amos will take charge as the President, while additional responsibilities will be shared by select members of the executive management team in Japan and the US.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T17:49:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AFL said that on the hedged to unhedged US dollar investments in the Japanese arm, it has had a level of unhedged US dollar portfolio for a long time. The company's performance in Japan allows it to think more about a higher dollar amount to be held unhedged. Additionally, on the repatriation in Japan, $AFL repatriated north of 30Bil yen YTD.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T17:20:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Regarding the 2018 hedge cost, $AFL commented that the company is ramping up a floating rate portfolio as part of its strategy. Ultimately, the company will have a blended cost structure going into 2018. However, $AFL's forecast is for rising hedge cost and until that changes the company is good to be prudent on the estimate.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:32:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $AFL repurchased $600MM, or 8.5MM of its common shares. At the end of March, it had 18.3MM shares available for purchase under its share repurchase authorizations.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:30:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL BoD declared its cash dividend for 2Q17. The dividend of $0.43 per share is payable on June 1, 2017, to shareholders as on May 24, 2017.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:28:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL Japan's premium income, net of reinsurance agreements, decreased 1.1% in 1Q17, which hurt its earnings during the quarter. Meanwhile, net investment income declined 6.3%, reflecting the stronger yen/dollar exchange rate

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:25:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $AFL reiterated its guidance for operating EPS of $6.40 to $6.65, assuming the average exchange rate in 2016 of 108.70 yen to the dollar.  If the yen averages 105 to 115 to the dollar for 2Q17, $AFL would expect operating earnings to be approx $1.55 to $1.70 per share in 2Q17.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-28T15:20:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $AFL posted lower revenue and income in 1Q17. This was primarily due to lower premium and investment income in the Japan segment, attributable to the low-interest-rate environment. Total revenues decreased 2.6% to $5.3Bil. Net earnings were $592MM, or $1.47 per share, compared with $731MM, or $1.74 per share, a year ago.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-25T21:49:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL announced that Masatoshi Koide, who currently serves as deputy president of Aflac Japan, will be promoted to president and COO of Aflac Japan. Hiroshi Yamauchi, who currently serves as COO of Aflac Japan, will assume the role of VC of Aflac Japan. These changes will become effective July 1, 2017.

$AFL {{ '2017-04-18T16:53:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Worksite insurer $AFL announced it will partner with media company Tough Mudder Inc., for Tough Mudder's 2017 events season.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-30T11:19:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL named Max Broden as SVP and Treasurer, reporting to the company's EVP and CFO Frederick Crawford. In the new role effective April 4, 2017, Broden will be responsible for overseeing Corporate Finance, Investor and Rating Agency Relations as well as U.S. Corporate Development.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-20T14:03:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said it is seeking partners in innovation with Ventures Capital efforts. The company intends to build up to a $100MM fund over 3 years, investing in early-stage companies in both the U.S. and Japan, depending on the quality and viability of the opportunities.

$AFL {{ '2017-03-20T14:02:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL said it is pursuing investment opportunities targeting early-stage companies whose mission is relevant to the company's core business. $AFL Corporate Ventures partners with technology accelerators to create the agility required to quickly identify and invest in early-stage companies.

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