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Aetna Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2012 Results

Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings (1) of $317.0 million, or $.94 per share. Full-year 2012 operating earnings (1) were $1.77 billion, or $5.13 per share. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $190.1 million, or $.56 per share, and includes $.44 per share of charges for other items, primarily a litigation-related settlement, offset by $.06 per share of net realized capital gains. Full-year net income was $1.66 billion, or $4.81 per share.

Fourth-Quarter Financial Results at a Glance
(Millions, except per share results)       2012       2011     Change
Revenue (2) $ 8,955.0 $ 8,544.1 5 %
Operating earnings (1) 317.0 354.3 (11 )%
Net income 190.1 372.6 (49 )%
Per share results:
Operating earnings (1) $ .94 $ .97 (3 )%
Net income .56 1.02 (45 )%
Weighted average common shares - diluted       338.5       365.8      
Full-Year Financial Results at a Glance
(Millions, except per share results)       2012       2011     Change
Revenue (2) $ 35,544.8 $ 33,611.9 6 %
Operating earnings (1) 1,769.6 1,965.7 (10 )%
Net income 1,657.9 1,985.7 (17 )%
Per share results:
Operating earnings (1) $ 5.13 $ 5.17 (1 )%
Net income 4.81 5.22 (8 )%
Weighted average common shares - diluted       345.0       380.2      

“Aetna's solid fourth-quarter performance caps off an important year for the company. In 2012 we demonstrated the power of our diversified portfolio, advanced our mission to transform the health care marketplace and agreed to acquire Coventry Health Care, which will greatly enhance our long-term strategy,” said Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna chairman, CEO and president. “We are positioned well for 2013, with new commercial contract wins and a successful Medicare selling season across our entire portfolio of Medicare products.

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