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Aetna Announces Shareholder Approval In Connection With Proposed Humana Acquisition

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced that, at a special meeting of shareholders today, its shareholders voted to approve the issuance of Aetna common shares to Humana stockholders in connection with Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana. Of the 287,661,869 shares voting at today’s special meeting of shareholders, 99 percent voted in favor of the issuance of the Aetna common shares. The Aetna common shares will be issued under and in accordance with the agreement and plan of merger dated as of July 2, 2015, relating to the proposed acquisition.

The completion of the Humana transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval by Humana stockholders of the agreement and plan of merger, as well as the expiration of the federal Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period and approvals of state departments of insurance and other regulators. Aetna continues to expect that the transaction will be completed in the second half of 2016.

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Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 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

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Important Information For Investors And Stockholders

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed transaction between Aetna Inc. (“Aetna”) and Humana Inc. (“Humana”), Aetna has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S‑4, including Amendment No. 1 thereto, containing a joint proxy statement of Aetna and Humana that also constitutes a prospectus of Aetna. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on August 28, 2015, and Aetna and Humana commenced mailing the definitive joint proxy...