SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 2, 2011
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On March 2, 2011, CIGNA Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among the Company and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule I of the Underwriting Agreement, with respect to the issuance and sale by the Company of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “10-Year Notes”) and $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2041 (the “30-Year Notes” and, together with the 10-Year Notes, the “Notes”). The Notes were sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR, File No. 333-161227. A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 99.1.
The terms of the Notes are governed by a Senior Indenture, dated as of August 16, 2006, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as amended by Supplemental Indenture No. 3 thereto, dated as of March 7, 2008 (as amended, the “Base Indenture”), and as supplemented by Supplemental Indenture No. 7 to the Base Indenture, dated as of March 7, 2011 (the “Supplemental Indenture”). The Supplemental Indenture with respect to the Notes (including the form of the Note) is filed as Exhibit 99.2.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.