February 22, 2017 / 12:54 PM / in 9 months

BRIEF-Aetna announces $3.3 billion accelerated share repurchase

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc

* Aetna announces $3.3 billion accelerated share repurchase

* Aetna Inc - Aetna is funding repurchases under accelerated share repurchase agreements from available cash

* Aetna Inc says final settlement of transactions under accelerated share repurchase agreements is expected to occur during or prior to Q3 of 2017

* Aetna Inc - Under terms of accelerated share repurchase agreements, Aetna will make a $1.65 billion payment to each dealer on February 22, 2017

* Aetna Inc- Final settlement of transactions under accelerated share repurchase agreements is expected to occur during or prior to Q3 of 2017

* Aetna Inc - Will receive from dealers an initial delivery of approximately 10.4 million shares of aetna common stock Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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