Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 3, 2010


Aflac Incorporated


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Georgia   001-07434   58-1167100
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, Georgia       31999

    (Address of principal executive offices)

    (Zip Code)



(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On May 3, 2010, the board of directors of Aflac Incorporated (the “Company”) voted to amend Article II, Section 5 of the Company’s Bylaws to provide that a majority of the votes cast is the general voting standard for questions properly brought before a meeting of the shareholders, unless a different voting standard is required by express provision of law, the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, or the Company’s Bylaws. For purposes of this voting standard, a majority of the votes cast means that the number of “for” votes cast exceeds the number of “against” votes cast. The amendment has no affect on director elections. The amendment became effective May 3, 2010.

A copy of the amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1.


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders was held on May 3, 2010. Matters submitted to the shareholders and voted upon at the meeting, which are more fully described in the Company’s proxy statement, are as follows: (1) Election of 16 members to the board of directors; (2) Approval of an advisory (non-binding) proposal regarding executive compensation; and (3) Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for 2010. The proposals were approved by the shareholders.

The following is a summary of the votes cast for and against, as well as the number of abstention and broker non-votes, as to each proposal, including a separate tabulation with respect to each nominee for director.


        For      Against      Abstentions      Broker

(1) Election of 16 members to the board of directors:


Daniel P. Amos

     787,034,909      16,203,833      1,202,981      59,522,069

John Shelby Amos II

     778,113,498      25,417,940      910,285      59,522,069

Paul S. Amos II

     790,967,468      12,517,860      956,395      59,522,069

Michael H. Armacost

     792,544,919      10,540,539      1,356,265      59,522,069

Kriss Cloninger III

     743,351,164      59,513,853      1,576,706      59,522,069

Joe Frank Harris

     777,650,617      25,291,206      1,499,900      59,522,069

Elizabeth J. Hudson

     792,093,404      8,982,765      3,365,554      59,522,069

Douglas W. Johnson

     797,642,821      5,001,056      1,797,846      59,522,069

Robert B. Johnson

     797,001,207      5,646,772      1,793,744      59,522,069

Charles B. Knapp

     790,688,281      11,010,484      2,742,958      59,522,069

E. Stephen Purdom, M.D.

     789,540,644      13,250,437      1,650,642      59,522,069

Barbara K. Rimer, Dr. PH

     791,057,670      11,847,907      1,536,146      59,522,069

Marvin R. Schuster

     794,395,657      8,314,789      1,731,277      59,522,069

David Gary Thompson

     797,361,207      5,390,431      1,690,085      59,522,069

Robert L. Wright

     791,773,025      10,893,122      1,775,576      59,522,069

Takuro Yoshida

     797,534,526      5,290,585      1,616,612      59,522,069

(2) Advisory (non-binding) proposal on executive compensation

     843,003,102      16,599,220      4,361,470      0

(3) Ratification of appointment of KPMG LLP as independent
registered public accounting firm

     853,116,966      8,779,802      2,067,024      0

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.

3.1 - Amendment to Article II, Section 5 of the Company’s Bylaws


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Aflac Incorporated


    May 6, 2010                            


  /s/ Ralph A. Rogers, Jr.


    (Ralph A. Rogers, Jr.)


Senior Vice President, Financial Services


Chief Accounting Officer



3.1 - Amendment to Article II, Section 5 of the Company’s Bylaws