Aetna Releases 2008 Annual Report, ‘Choosing to Make a Difference: Improving Health Care One Person at a Time’

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New, all-electronic format adds innovative dimension, conserves resources

HARTFORD, Conn. — As America celebrates Earth Day, Aetna (NYSE: AET) today released its 2008 Annual Report, “Choosing to Make a Difference: Improving health care one person at a time,” in a new, environmentally friendly format. The report — the company’s first in an all-electronic format — focuses on Aetna’s values, features highlighted financial information, looks at efforts to support communities and promote wellness and shares the perspectives of seven representative employees who were recognized for their achievements during the year.

The move to an all-electronic format offers new opportunities to engage readers, conserve fiscal resources and respect the environment.

The report is available at www.aetna.com/2008annualreport.

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