Philip Emond Named as CIGNA’s Chief Information Officer by EON


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									Philip Emond Named as CIGNA’s Chief
Information Officer
September 20, 2010 04:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--David M. Cordani, president and chief executive officer of
CIGNA Corporation (NYSE:CI), today announced the appointment of Philip Emond to the position of executive
vice president and Chief Information Officer of CIGNA's U.S. operations, effective October 8, 2010. Emond,
currently senior vice president of CIGNA Information Technology, will succeed Michael Woeller, who will retire
next month after serving as executive vice president and Chief Information Officer of CIGNA’s U.S. operations
since October 2007.

“For the past three years, Mike has ably led CIGNA's Information Technology Division. During that time, the
technology organization has evolved significantly to better meet the changing needs of today’s market, the team has
been strengthened, and succession has been proactively planned – part of which included adding Phil to the team in
2008. From the start, Phil has demonstrated a deep understanding of technology innovation in the healthcare industry
and has shown strong leadership qualities, passion for our customers and a focus on consistently delivering results,” 
Cordani said. “In naming Phil to this role, CIGNA will continue to build on the solid foundation Mike has established
in partnership with Phil and the entire CIGNA technology team.” 

Emond was appointed senior vice president of CIGNA Corporation in June of 2008. In this role, he was responsible
for the delivery of end-to-end technology solutions in support of CIGNA’s businesses.

Prior to joining CIGNA, over the course of his 30-year career, Emond held a variety of senior financial services
leadership positions, most recently as executive vice president for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC),
with responsibility for CIBC’s technology, retail and investment banking operations worldwide. Before CIBC, he
served as Managing Director, Technology, Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, and as senior vice president and CIO,
ING Canada. In a prior role, Emond also served as Director General and CIO, Citizenship and Immigration
Canada. Emond holds a degree in Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

“Mike came out of retirement to play a pivotal transitional role in refining and executing CIGNA's technology
strategy as a global health service company. With that path clearly set, and with the team aligned to deliver, Mike will
hand over the leadership reins to Phil and will return to retirement confident in the knowledge he has served the
company and our customers very well. CIGNA recognizes and appreciates Mike’s contributions and we wish him a
long and happy retirement,” Cordani said.


CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their
health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide
an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits,
as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Outside the U.S. CIGNA provides employers, affinity groups
and individuals access to quality health care and related financial protection programs. CIGNA offers insurance
products in 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 60 million customer relationships throughout the
United States and around the world, including expatriates in virtually every country. To learn more about CIGNA,
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