March 19, 2020 / 9:39 PM / 14 days ago

BRIEF-Aflac Signs Agreement To Acquire Group Benefits Business

March 19 (Reuters) - Aflac Inc:

* AFLAC SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE GROUP BENEFITS BUSINESS

* AFLAC INC - EXPECTS ACQUISITION AND ASSOCIATED GROWTH EXPENSES TO BE DILUTIVE TO 2020 ADJUSTED. EARNINGS PER SHARE IN RANGE OF 2 TO 3 CENTS

* AFLAC - ANTICIPATED THAT ZURICH NORTH AMERICA EMPLOYEES DEDICATED TO U.S. GROUP LIFE AND DISABILITY BUSINESS WILL TRANSFER TO AFLAC

* AFLAC INC - EXPECTS MODEST RUN-RATE DILUTION OVER NEAR-TERM FROM DEAL AS IT CONTINUES TO EXPAND PLATFORM. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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