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WellPoint Declares Second Quarter 2011 Dividend

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

WellPoint Declares Second Quarter 2011 Dividend17:00 EDT Tuesday, May 17, 2011INDIANAPOLIS, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend to shareholders for the second quarter of 2011 of $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on June 24, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 10, 2011. About WellPoint, Inc.WellPoint works to simplify the connection between Health, Care and Value. We help to improve the health of our members and our communities, and provide greater value to our customers and shareholders. WellPoint is the nation's largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership, with 34 million members in its affiliated health plans, and a total of more than 70 million individuals served through its subsidiaries.  As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin.  In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint's plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas).  WellPoint also serves customers throughout the country as UniCare.  Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.For further information: Kristin Binns, +1-917-697-7802