Aetna Statement On Passing Of Jack D. Kuehler

HARTFORD, Conn., December 23, 2008 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today expressed its condolences to the family of Jack D. Kuehler, who passed away on Dec. 20. Kuehler served on the company's Board of Directors from 1990 until his retirement in 2005.

"Jack Kuehler served Aetna with distinction during a period when the company was transforming itself from a multi-line insurer into one of the country's leading health care plans," said Ronald A. Williams, chairman and CEO. "He brought a strong strategic focus to his role as chairman of the Board's Investment & Finance Committee and sharpened Aetna's focus on the importance of technology to our business. Jack was respected and admired by his colleagues at Aetna and he will be missed." 

Kuehler retired as president and vice chairman of the Board of the IBM Corporation in 1993.

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