Aetna Board of Directors Declares Annual Cash Dividend

Friday, September 25, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) today declared its regular annual cash dividend of $0.04 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Nov. 30, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 13, 2009.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.8 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 Inc. Media Contact:

Fred Laberge
860-273-4788
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Kim A. Keck
860-273-7830
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