$AFL (Aflac Incorporated)

$AFL {{ '2016-05-17T11:52:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $AFL said it has launched the Small Business Hub designed to serve as a resource for small-business owners. The Small Business Hub aggregates insights and resources small-business owners seek to help them with their benefits decisions. This includes references and tools to understand Health Care Reform legislation, among others.

$AFL {{ '2018-01-05T11:12:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL, as part of its ongoing U.S. Operations strategy, promoted Virgil Miller to President of Aflac Group Insurance and EVP; COO, Aflac U.S., reporting to Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S. In his new role, Miller will be responsible for the strategic leadership and overall direction of operations at $AFL and operations for Aflac U.S.

$AFL {{ '2018-01-04T12:24:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL established its new subsidiary Aflac Asset Management LLC. Eric Kirsch has been named president of Aflac Asset Management LLC, while continuing to serve in his role as EVP and global chief investment officer. Also, $AFL created a subsidiary of Aflac Asset Management LLC called Aflac Asset Management Japan Ltd.

$AFL {{ '2018-01-04T12:23:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AFL established its new subsidiary Aflac Asset Management LLC (branded as Aflac Global Investments) as part of the broader conversion of the Aflac Japan branch to a subsidiary, which is expected to take place as early as April 1, 2018.

$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.

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