Aetna Shareholders Approve Board Nominees

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 28, 2006 — Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) today announced that shareholders elected all of the Company’s 12 nominees to the Board of Directors, in each case satisfying the Company’s majority vote standard. In addition, shareholders ratified the appointment of the Company’s independent registered public accountants and approved the Aetna Inc. 2006 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Based on preliminary vote counts, shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal to implement cumulative voting in the election of directors, which the company had opposed. Final vote calculations will not be completed for several days.

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 28.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life, long-term care and disability plans, and medical management capabilities. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans and government-sponsored plans.

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