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Company Town Hall December 5, 2017 Filed by CVS Health Corporation Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933 And deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12 Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Subject Company: Aetna Inc. Commission File No.: 001-16095 Date: December 5, 2017 The following was made available at a town hall meeting of employees of CVS Health Corporation:

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No Offer or Solicitation This communication is for informational purposes only and not intended to and does not constitute an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell, the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for, buy or sell or an invitation to subscribe for, buy or sell any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to or in connection with the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

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Additional Information and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed transaction between CVS Health Corporation (“CVS Health”) and Aetna Inc. (“Aetna”), CVS Health and Aetna will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a CVS Health registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of CVS Health and Aetna that also constitutes a prospectus of CVS Health, and a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of CVS Health and shareholders of Aetna. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CVS HEALTH AND AETNA ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by CVS Health or Aetna through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by CVS Health will be available free of charge within the Investors section of CVS Health’s Web site at http://www.cvshealth.com/investors or by contacting CVS Health’s Investor Relations Department at 800-201-0938. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Aetna will be available free of charge on Aetna’s internet website at http://www.Aetna.com or by contacting Aetna’s Investor Relations Department at 860-273-8204.

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Participants in Solicitation CVS Health, Aetna, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of CVS Health is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 (“CVS Health’s Annual Report”), which was filed with the SEC on February 9, 2017, its proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2017, and its Current Report on Form 8-K, which was filed with the SEC on May 12, 2017. Information about the directors and executive officers of Aetna is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 (“Aetna’s Annual Report”), which was filed with the SEC on February 17, 2017, its proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 7, 2017, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which were filed with the SEC on May 24, 2017 and October 2, 2017. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Reform Act”) provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of CVS Health or Aetna. This communication may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “evaluate,” “expect,” “explore,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “probable,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “view,” or “will,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond CVS Health’s and Aetna’s control. Statements in this communication regarding CVS Health and Aetna that are forward-looking, including CVS Health’s and Aetna’s projections as to the closing date for the pending acquisition of Aetna (the “transaction”), the extent of, and the time necessary to obtain, the regulatory approvals required for the transaction, the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the impact of the transaction on CVS Health’s and Aetna’s businesses, the expected terms and scope of the expected financing for the transaction, the ownership percentages of CVS Health’s common stock of CVS Health stockholders and Aetna shareholders at closing, the aggregate amount of indebtedness of CVS Health following the closing of the transaction, CVS Health’s expectations regarding debt repayment and its debt to capital ratio following the closing of the transaction, CVS Health’s and Aetna’s respective share repurchase programs and ability and intent to declare future dividend payments, the number of prescriptions used by people served by the combined companies’ pharmacy benefit business, the synergies from the transaction, and CVS Health’s, Aetna’s and/or the combined company’s future operating results, are based on CVS Health’s and Aetna’s managements’ estimates, assumptions and projections, and are subject to significant uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond their control. In particular, projected financial information for the combined businesses of CVS Health and Aetna is based on estimates, assumptions and projections and has not been prepared in conformance with the applicable accounting requirements of Regulation S-X relating to pro forma financial information, and the required pro forma adjustments have not been applied and are not reflected therein. None of this information should be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the historical financial statements of CVS Health and Aetna. Important risk factors related to the transaction could cause actual future results and other future events to differ materially from those currently estimated by management, including, but not limited to: the timing to consummate the proposed transaction; the risk that a regulatory approval that may be required for the proposed transaction is delayed, is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the risk that a condition to the closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied; the ability to achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated; CVS Health’s ability to promptly and effectively integrate Aetna’s businesses; and the diversion of and attention of management of both CVS Health and Aetna on transaction-related issues.  In addition, this communication may contain forward-looking statements regarding CVS Health’s or Aetna’s respective businesses, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking statements also involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which may not be presently known to CVS Health or Aetna or that they currently believe to be immaterial also may cause CVS Health’s or Aetna’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, adversely impact their respective businesses, CVS Health’s ability to complete the transaction and/or CVS Health’s ability to realize the expected benefits from the transaction. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have a material adverse effect on the transaction and/or CVS Health or Aetna, CVS Health’s ability to successfully complete the transaction and/or realize the expected benefits from the transaction. Additional information concerning these risks, uncertainties and assumptions can be found in CVS Health’s and Aetna’s respective filings with the SEC, including the risk factors discussed in “Item 1.A. Risk Factors” in CVS Health’s and Aetna’s most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, as updated by their Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and future filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on CVS Health’s and Aetna’s forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are and will be based upon management’s then-current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. Neither CVS Health nor Aetna assumes any duty to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, as of any future date.

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Our journey to becoming an integrated health care company 2015 2014 2013 2011 2007 2017 2007: CVS Corp Acquires Caremark Rx CVS pioneers the integrated model Combined company is called CVS Caremark CVS Caremark strengthens position in Medicare Part D market 2011: CVS Acquires Medicare Rx Drug Business from Universal American 2013: CVS Caremark Acquires Coram CVS Caremark adds infusion services to health care offerings CVS Caremark announces it will stop selling all tobacco products at its stores 2014: CVS Caremark Exits Tobacco 2015: CVS Health Acquires Omnicare CVS Caremark broadens pharmacy presence to long-term care CVS Health grows its retail base with the addition of more than 1,670 pharmacies 2015: CVS Health Acquires Pharmacies in Target Stores 2014: Corporate Name Change to CVS Health Reflects broader health care commitment and expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health 2016 CVS Health announces new suite of tools, along with legacy programs, to address the nation’s opioid crisis 2017: CVS Health Introduces Opioid Reform Throughout this period, product and service innovation brought Maintenance Choice, Specialty Connect, Pharmacy Advisor and Drive-thru Pharmacy to market. 2018 2018: CVS Health Announces Aetna Acquisition Combination would create a new platform to deliver health care

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Strategic rationale for this combination

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Expanding our integrated health care platform enables us to transform care Quality …enable us to deliver superior outcomes at a lower cost Our Integrated assets… Patients Payors Providers Retail Long-Term Care Pharmacy Mail Pharmacy Benefits Specialty Population Health Tools Medical Benefits Digital Clinical Programs Walk-In Clinics Infusion Data & Analytics Benefits Navigator Medical Claims Editing

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Overwhelming response Dec 3, 2017 “Why the Giant CVS - Aetna Merger Could Benefit Consumers” Dec 3, 2017 “CVS Aetna Deal Tests Positive” Dec 3, 2017 “CVS Expands Into Insurance With $69 Billion Aetna Bid” Dec 3, 2017 “CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry” Dec 3, 2017 “CVS Health to buy Aetna for around $69 billion” Dec 3, 2017 “CVS to Buy Aetna for $67.5 Billion, Remaking Health Care Sector”

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Guiding Principles Operate as separate companies through transaction close Stay focused on the business; deliver your plan Participate in the integration process if asked Honest, transparent communications “Culture trumps strategy”

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What’s next Shareholder approvals – Aetna and CVS Health Regulatory reviews, including state insurance commissioners Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period Deal likely to close in second half of 2018

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Two ways to submit your questions 55000 Townhall Text keyword Townhall to 55000 followed by a space, then your question TEXT InfoCVS@CVSHealth.com EMAIL ©2017 CVS Health and/or one of its affiliates: Confidential & Proprietary

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Thank You