Aetna to Announce First-Quarter 2009 Results

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. — Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that its first-quarter 2009 results will be made public on Wednesday, April 29, at 6 a.m. ET. Aetna also will host a conference call, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on that day.

The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available on Aetna’s Investor Information link on the Internet at www.aetna.com. Financial, statistical and other information, including GAAP reconciliations, related to the conference call also will be available on Aetna’s Investor Information web site.

The conference call also can be accessed by dialing 877-874-1589 or 719-325-4828 for international callers. The company suggests participants dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The access code is 5487857. Individuals who dial in will be asked to identify themselves and their affiliations.

A replay of the call may be accessed through Aetna’s Investor Information link on the Internet at www.aetna.com or by dialing 888-203-1112, or 719-457-0820 for international callers. The replay access code is 5487857. Telephone replays will be available from 11:30 a.m. ET on April 29 until midnight ET on May 13, 2009.

Anyone listening to the Aetna Inc. call and/or webcast is encouraged to read Aetna’s 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion of risk factors and Aetna’s historical results of operations and financial condition.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

Aetna Media Contact:

Fred Laberge
860-273-4788
labergear@aetna.com

Investor Contact:

Jeffrey Chaffkin, CFA
860-273-7830
chaffkinj@aetna.com