Aetna's Third Quarter 2001 Results Release and Conference Call Date Set

HARTFORD, Conn., October 11, 2001 — Aetna Inc. (NYSE: ΑET) will release third quarter financial results the morning of November 7, 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 800-348-6433 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 800-633-8284 or for international callers, 858-812-6440. The access code is 19863302. Replays will be available beginning Wednesday, November 7, at 11 a.m. EST until Wednesday, November 14, at 11 a.m. EST.

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

Anyone listening to the Aetna Inc. call and or Webcast should read Aetna’s 2000 Report on Form 10-K, as well as Aetna’s Form 10-Q’s for the 2001 first and second quarters, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion of risk factors and Aetna’s historical results of operations and financial condition.

Aetna is the nation’s leading provider of health care and related group benefits, serving 18.1 million health care members, 13.9 million dental members and 11.7 million group insurance customers.

For more information about Aetna Inc., please visit the company's website at

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