Aetna Declares Annual Dividend

HARTFORD, Conn., September 26, 2003 — The Board of Directors of Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) today declared its regular annual cash dividend of $0.04 per share on the company’s common stock.

The dividend is payable on December 1, 2003, to shareholders of record on November 14, 2003.

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability and long-term care products, serving more than 13.0 million medical members, 11.3 million dental members and 11.7 million group insurance customers, as of June 30, 2003. The company has expansive nationwide networks of more than 579,000 health care services providers, including nearly 349,000 primary care and specialist physicians and 3,589 hospitals. For more information about Aetna, please visit the company’s web site at www.aetna.com.



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