UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) announced today that its Board of Directors, at its meeting on October 29, 2012, authorized payment of a quarterly shareholder dividend of $0.2125 per share in the fourth quarter of 2012. The dividend will be paid on December 21, 2012, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business on December 11, 2012. About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com.