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DUFF & PHELPS: AETNA LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY $500 MILLION ALL PURPOSE SHELF REGISTRATION RATED 'AA'

 CHICAGO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. has assigned a preliminary "AA" (Double-A) senior debt rating to Aetna Life and Casualty Company's (Aetna) $500 million all purpose shelf registration. By the nature of the registration, Aetna may offer a combination of debt, preferred stock and common stock up to a limit of $500 million. The net proceeds from the sale of securities will be used for general corporate purposes. Aetna has approximately $1 billion in senior debt outstanding.
 Aetna and its subsidiaries constitute the largest stockholder-owned insurance company in the United States' with $97.4 billion of assets at June 30, 1993. Based on premium rankings, Aetna is also one of the nation's largest stock property-casualty insurers, one of the largest writers of group health and managed care products, group life, and annuity and pension products.
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 /CONTACT: James B. Auden, CFA 312-368-3146, or Timothy A. Bienek, 312-368-3192, both of Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co./


CO: Aetna Life and Casualty Company ST: Connecticut IN: INS SU: RTG

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