Aetna Names Rajan Parmeswar Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

HARTFORD, Conn., August 04, 2008 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has appointed Rajan Parmeswar, 46, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, reporting to Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance Kim Keck. He succeeds Ronald M. Olejniczak, who, as previously announced, retired as controller and chief accounting officer on July 31. Parmeswar is expected to join Aetna on Aug. 18.

Parmeswar joins Aetna from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he has been a partner with the nation's largest accounting and business advisory firm since 1998. He joined the firm in 1989 in Sydney, Australia and transferred to the United States in 1994. He has specialized in the insurance industry, and his experience also includes serving companies in the pharmaceuticals/life sciences and financial services sectors.

"We're very pleased to have Rajan Parmeswar join Aetna," said Keck. "He has a solid financial control background and experience in insurance and financial services. His knowledge of GAAP and SEC reporting for public companies and involvement with public offerings of securities and M&A transactions should serve us well. I'd also like to thank Ron Olejniczak for his significant contributions during the past 13 years and wish him well in the future."

Parmeswar earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree at DAV College in India and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.2 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 and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates.

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