Aetna's Second Quarter 2001 Earnings Release And Conference Call Date Set

HARTFORD, Conn., July 25, 2001 — Aetna Inc. (NYSE: ΑET) will release second quarter financial results the morning of August 8, 2001 and host a conference call and webcast to discuss the results, beginning at 9 a.m. EST that same morning.

The public may access the conference call, which is available on a listen-only basis, by dialing 212-896-6010 five to 10 minutes prior to the call. Individuals who dial in will be asked to identify themselves and their affiliations. A replay of the call may be accessed at 1-800-633-8284 or for international callers, 858-812-6440. The access code is 19420160. Replays will be available beginning Wednesday, August 8, at 11 a.m. EST until Wednesday, August 15, at 11 a.m. EST.

The live audio Webcast and replays are available through Aetna's Investor Information link on the Internet at

Aetna is the nation's leading provider of health care and group benefits, serving 18.3 million health care members, 14.2 million dental members and 11.5 million group insurance customers as of March 31, 2001.

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