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Aetna shareholders seek alternatives to split:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Aetna, the largest health insurer in the US, may not now split from the remainder of the group as institutional shareholders are looking at a way of keeping the health and the financial services businesses of Aetna together. Last month a Dutch insurer, ING, and the US health insurer, WellPoint, offered $70 a share for the whole group (see Clinica No 900, p 12). While this was a massive premium on the company's then $40 share price, the bid was rejected and Aetna's board proposed the split. Investors are seeking ways to get the share price back to its $100-plus high point.

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