SCHEDULE 14A (Rule 14a-101) INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Filed by the Registrant [X] Filed by a Party other than the Registrant [ ] Check the appropriate box: [ ] Confidential, For Use of [ ] Preliminary Proxy Statement the Commission only (as [ ] Definitive Proxy Statement permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2)) [X] Definitive Additional Materials [ ] Soliciting Material Under Rule 14a-12 AETNA INC. (Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter) (Name of Persons Filing Proxy Statement, if Other Than the Registrant) Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box): [X] No fee required [ ] Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11. (1) Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies: (2) Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies: (3) Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined): (4) Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction: (5) Total fee paid: [ ] Fee paid previously with preliminary materials: [ ] Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the form or schedule and the date of its filing. (1) Amount previously paid: (2) Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.: (3) Filing Party: (4) Date Filed: The following article was placed on the internal web site of Aetna Inc. today: Live Streaming Audio Of Annual Meeting To Be Available On AetNet The following is from Internal Communications. Aetna's Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Friday, April 26, in the corporate headquarters auditorium. Aetna employees can listen to the meeting via a live streaming audio Webcast on AetNet. The audio broadcast will begin at 9:30 a.m.; with Aetna Chairman, President and CEO Dr. John W. Rowe's speech beginning at 9:35 a.m. To access the broadcast, employees should go to a link that will be posted at the top right of the AetNet home page on the morning of Friday, April 26. A link to the transcript of Dr. Rowe's remarks will be provided on AetNet. There also will be a link to an on-demand streaming video of the speech posted the afternoon of Friday, April 26. At the meeting, Aetna shareholders of record as of Feb. 22, 2002, will consider and act on the election of directors, approval of the appointment of independent auditors, approval of the Aetna employee stock purchase plan, and, if presented properly, two shareholder proposals. Employees who hold Aetna stock, either directly or through the Incentive Savings Plan -- Aetna's 401(k) Plan, will need tickets to attend the meeting. ISP participants were able to request tickets on their voting instruction cards that were mailed in late March. Admission tickets were mailed last week. In addition, staff members will be outside the auditorium during the meeting to assist employee shareholders without tickets who still would like to attend the meeting. Those employees will need to present Aetna IDs. Additional Information: Aetna's 2002 Proxy Statement was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2002 and mailed to Aetna's shareholders on or about March 20, 2002. Aetna filed additional participant information with the SEC on April 4, 2002. Aetna's shareholders should read these materials, and any additional materials that Aetna files with the SEC, because they contain important information relating to the 2002 Annual Meeting.