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Global Medical Services Expert Joins CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits As Medical Director

    Philadelphia, PA (ots) - Dr. Lyndon E. Laminack, M.D., has joined the international expatriate benefits operations of CIGNA Corporation as medical director, it was announced today.

    CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits, based in Wilmington, Del., provides health care benefits and services for expatriate employees and their families on cross-border assignments for more than 700 multinational companies and institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific region.

    "Dr. Laminack's global achievements in coordinating and monitoring health care around the world, as well as his personal experience as an expatriate, directly support our business goal: ensuring the well-being of expatriate employees and their families," says Andrew Mellen, senior vice president of CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits.

    Dr. Lyndon E. Laminack, M.D."Clearly, keeping expatriates healthy and secure has a significant impact on the success of the international assignment and their employer's bottom line."

    In his new post, Dr. Laminack will be responsible for the quality of CIGNA's expatriate medical care delivery, working directly with members, their physicians, coordinating doctors and medical directors of client companies and institutions.

    Most recently, Dr. Laminack was group deputy medical director in charge of operations in North and South America for International SOS (ISOS), based in Philadelphia. He directed all medical services for expatriate employees, their families and business travelers working for ISOS client companies headquartered throughout the Americas. Following the acquisition of ISOS by AEA International in 1998, Dr. Laminack led the transition to integrate the medical departments of the organization's U.S. Alarm Centers, which included recruitment and supervision of ISOS coordinator doctors. He also helped develop clinical protocols worldwide and monitored the quality of patient care for medical services, air ambulance evacuations and commercial airline medical transports.

    Initially, Dr. Laminack joined AEA in 1991 as a senior coordinator doctor in the Republic of Singapore, later becoming area medical director at AEA headquarters there. In addition, he developed a network of health care providers and regional hospitals for ISOS air medical evacuation patients. Throughout his career with AEA and ISOS, he was responsible for site surveys and special missions throughout Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

    Dr. Laminack graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, where he served his internship; and, subsequently, completed his residency at the University of Missouri. Dr. Laminack is board certified in Internal Medicine and maintains certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.

    CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits is a unit of CIGNA International, the global business division of CIGNA Corporation (NYSE: CI). CIGNA International, with operations in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, provides health care, medical care management services and defined contribution pension products to the workplace and consumer markets, and life, accident and health insurance to individuals.

    CIGNA Corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia, and its subsidiaries constitute one of the largest publicly owned employee benefits organizations in the United States. Its subsidiaries are major providers of employee benefits offered through the workplace, including health care products and services; group life, accident and disability insurance; retirement products and services; and investment management. As of December 31, 2001, CIGNA Corporation had consolidated assets of $91.6 billion and shareholders' equity of $5.1 billion. Full-year 2001 revenues from continuing operations totaled $19.1 billion. Web site:

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