Aetna Announces Change to Second Quarter 2010 Results Release Date

Monday, July 19, 2010

HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that its second-quarter 2010 results now will be released to the public on Tuesday evening, July 27 at 8:30 p.m. Aetna will host its conference call as originally planned, at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

This change is being made as a courtesy to investors, analysts and the media due to a conflict with a competitor that is also scheduled to release results at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Aetna’s originally scheduled time.

The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available on Aetna’s Investor Information link on the Internet at 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 800-946-0706 or 719-457-2629 for international callers. The company suggests participants dial in approximately 10 minutes before the call. The access code is 7054750. 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 or by dialing 888-203-1112, or 719-457-0820 for international callers. The replay access code is 7054750. Telephone replays will be available from 11:00 a.m. ET on July 28, 2010 until midnight ET on August 9, 2010.

Anyone listening to the Aetna Inc. call and/or webcast is encouraged to read Aetna’s 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the first quarter 2010 earnings report on Form 10-Q. Both are 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 36.1 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

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