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Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Authorizes Additional Share Repurchases



  Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Authorizes
  Additional Share Repurchases

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- February 19, 2013

The Board of Directors of Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) today announced the following
actions.

  * The Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the
    company’s common stock. The dividend was declared on February 19, 2013,
    and is payable on April 26, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close
    of business on April 11, 2013.

    Declaration and payment of future quarterly dividends is at the discretion
    of the Board and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions
    change.

  * The Board authorized the company to repurchase up to an additional $750
    million of its common stock from time to time. This authorization is in
    addition to the approximately $505 million of repurchase authority
    available under Aetna’s prior authorization as of December 31, 2012.

    The company intends to continue buying shares in the open market from time
    to time.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and
resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care.
Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed
health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy,
dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical
management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health
information technology services. Our customers include employer groups,
individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans,
health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor
groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

Contact:

Aetna Inc.
Media Contact:
Cynthia Michener, 860-273-8553
michenerc@aetna.com
or
Investor Contact:
Tom Cowhey, 860-273-2402
cowheyt@aetna.com
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