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Press release from Business Wire

Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Friday, May 18, 2012

Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend15:07 EDT Friday, May 18, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- The Board of Directors of Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on July 27, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 12, 2012. 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. 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, 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. AetnaMedia Contact:Cynthia Michener, 860-273-8553michenerc@aetna.comorInvestor Contact:Tom Cowhey, 860-273-2402cowheyt@aetna.com