The headline on an article published here Oct. 2 gave an incorrect description of the status of the stock repurchase program at Aflac Inc.

Aflac, Columbus, Ga., has taken back about $142 million it had allocated for buying company stock, and it is taking early delivery of about 11 million common shares already purchased through a previously announced repurchase agreement, the company says.

But Aflac says its stock repurchase program still exists.