Aetna Statement Regarding Subpoena From New York Attorney General

HARTFORD, Conn., June 11, 2004 — Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) announced today that it has received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General regarding the issue of broker compensation. The subpoena is part of an industry-wide inquiry that began earlier this year. The company intends to cooperate fully with the Attorney General’s inquiry.

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