Aetna Shareholders Approve Board Nominees

HARTFORD CT, April 27, 2007 — Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) today announced that shareholders elected all of the company’s 11 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 an amendment to Aetna’s Articles of Incorporation providing for majority voting in uncontested elections of Directors.

Based on preliminary vote counts, shareholders rejected two shareholder proposals: the first to implement cumulative voting in the election of directors; the second to nominate an individual from the company’s executive retiree ranks. The company had opposed both proposals. 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 34.9 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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