Aetna Announces Repurchase Of Common Stock

HARTFORD, Conn., October 30, 1996 — Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a resolution authorizing the company from time to time to repurchase up to 5 million shares of its common stock, $.01 par value per share.

Aetna had approximately 150.9 million common shares outstanding as of September 30, 1996.

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