Aetna Shareholders Approve Merger With U.S. Healthcare

HARTFORD, Conn., July 18, 1996 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced that at a special meeting held today, its shareholders approved the proposed merger between Aetna and U.S. Healthcare (NASDAQ: USHC) by the required super-majority (two-thirds) vote. Shareholders of U.S. Healthcare, Inc. approved the merger at their annual meeting held earlier today. Aetna has received all necessary regulatory approvals and expects to close the merger on Friday, July 19, 1996.

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