Aetna Statement on Passing of Former Chairman, CEO and Board Member James T. Lynn

Dec 09 2010
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HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aetna (NYSE: AET) today expressed its condolences to the family of former Aetna CEO James T. Lynn, who passed away this week in Maryland at age 83. Lynn joined the Aetna Board of Directors in 1978 and served as chairman and chief executive officer from 1984 until his retirement in 1992.

Lynn joined Aetna following a distinguished 17-year career in the federal government, culminating in his being named director of the Office of Management and Budget. Under his leadership, Aetna focused on building the core insurance business, including health care insurance, which comprises the majority of the company today.

“Jim Lynn served Aetna with distinction for many years,” said Chairman Ronald A. Williams. “During his tenure the company sharpened its focus on shareholders and on setting a clear direction for the future. We offer our condolences to his family.”

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