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CNBC EXCERPT: AFLAC CEO DANIEL AMOS UPDATES SEARCH FOR NEW VOICE OF AFLAC DUCK TODAY ON CNBC'S "FAST MONEY HALFTIME REPORT"

WHEN: Today, Tuesday, April 19th

WHERE: CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report"

Following is the unofficial transcript of Aflac CEO Daniel Amos on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report." The entire interview can be found on CNBC.com. All references must be sourced to CNBC.

MELISSA LEE: DANIEL, LAST QUESTION OBVIOUSLY, THE DUCK.

DANIEL AMOS: RIGHT.

LEE: THE DUCK IS THE BIG QUESTION. CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE PREVIEW OF WHAT THE NEW DUCK WILL SOUND LIKE?

AMOS: WELL, I HAVE LISTENED TO SO MANY DUCK SOUNDS OVER THE LAST FOUR WEEKS., I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU. EVERYBODY FROM MY CLOSEST FRIENDS CHILDREN, TO FRIENDS OF MY DAD, WHO ARE 80 YEARS OLD WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO ABOUT 8 PEOPLE AND WE WILL FINALIZE IT ON MONDAY.

LEE: MONDAY? BIG DAY ALRIGHT.

AMOS: ON MONDAY. THIS COMING MONDAY, WE WILL HAVE IT FINALIZED --

LEE: EXCELLENT.

AMOS: AND WE HAD ACTUALLY 12,500 PEOPLE APPLY FOR IT. ABOUT 5 PERCENT WERE PROFESSIONALS, OR I THINK ABOUT 4 PERCENT, SO ABOUT 500 PROFESSIONALS.

LEE: DANIEL IT WAS A PLEASURE SPEAKING WITH YOU. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOMETIME SOON.

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