Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET)
today announced that its Board of Directors increased the company’s
quarterly cash dividend to $0.20 per share on the company’s common
stock. The dividend is payable on January 25, 2013, to shareholders of
record at the close of business on January 10, 2013.
“The decision to increase the dividend demonstrates confidence in our
strategy, our capital position and our cash flow,” said Mark T.
Bertolini, Aetna chairman, CEO and president. “The increased dividend is
in keeping with Aetna’s commitment to enhance total return for our
Declaration and payment of future quarterly dividends is at the
discretion of the Board and may be adjusted as business needs or market
conditions change. Most recently, the company paid a $0.175 quarterly
dividend on October 26, 2012.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving approximately 37.3 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 and health information technology services. Our
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 www.aetna.com.