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WellPoint Announces Appointment of John Cannon III as Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Date:11/19/2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Angela Braly, president and CEO of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), today announced the appointment of John Cannon as executive vice president and general counsel, effective December 10, 2007.

In his new role, Cannon will be responsible for legal strategy, legal compliance, litigation, and regulatory matters. He also will oversee the role of corporate secretary that supports the company's Board of Directors. In addition, he will support the board in developing and maintaining best practices in governance policies and procedures.

"We are very pleased to add such a talented and experienced executive to our senior management team," Braly said. "John's in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and broad legal, commercial and regulatory experience will be important as our company continues to grow."

Prior to joining WellPoint, Cannon spent 19 years with CIGNA Corporation in a variety of increasingly responsible roles, including most recently as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Previously, he was responsible for Public Affairs at CIGNA as well as Chief Counsel for CIGNA Healthcare and CIGNA International.

Earlier in his career, Cannon was an attorney with Rawle & Henderson in Philadelphia specializing in litigation and securities law. He is a graduate of Denison University and The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University.

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