Aetna Announces Full Redemption of 6.50% Senior Notes

HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it will redeem for cash the entire $495.6 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 6.50% Senior Notes due September 15, 2018 (CUSIP 008117 AM5) (the "2018 Notes"), on or about December 3, 2014. The 2018 Notes were issued in September of 2008.

The 2018 Notes will be redeemed at a redemption price that includes a make-whole premium, plus any interest accrued and unpaid to the redemption date. Payment of the redemption price will be made on or about December 3, 2014. Aetna expects to finance the redemption with additional indebtedness.

A notice of redemption is being sent to all currently registered holders of the 2018 Notes by the trustee, U.S. Bank National Association. Copies of the notice of redemption and additional information relating to the procedure for redemption may be obtained from U.S. Bank National Association by calling 1-800-934-6802.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – Certain information in this press release is forward-looking, including our expectations as to the financing of the redemption. Forward-looking information is based on management’s estimates, assumptions and projections and is subject to significant uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. Important risk factors could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those currently estimated by management, including, but not limited to, changes in our future cash requirements, capital requirements, results of operations, financial condition and/or cash flows and our ability to raise funds through additional indebtedness, which may be impacted by, among other things, adverse and less predictable economic conditions in the U.S. and abroad or a downgrade in our financial ratings. For more discussion of important risk factors that may materially affect Aetna, please see the risk factors contained in Aetna’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K ("Aetna’s 2013 Annual Report"), on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). You also should read Aetna’s 2013 Annual Report and Aetna’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, on file with the SEC, for a discussion of Aetna’s historical results of operations and financial condition.

Aetna Media Contact:

Cynthia Michener

Investor Contact:

Tom Cowhey