CIGNA EXECUTIVE SEVERANCE BENEFITS PLAN
The following are defined terms wherever they appear in this Plan.
1.1 “Additional Payment” means the benefit described in Section 3.6 of the Plan.
1.2 “Board” means the Board of Directors of CIGNA Corporation or a successor.
1.3 “CIGNA” means CIGNA Corporation, a Delaware corporation, its subsidiaries, successors and
1.4 “Cause” means conviction of the Participant for a felony involving fraud or dishonesty directed against
1.5 “Change of Control” means:
(a) A corporation, person or group acting in concert as described in Section 14(d)(2) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), holds or acquires beneficial ownership within
the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act of a number of preferred or common
shares of CIGNA Corporation having voting power which is either (1) more than 50% of the voting
power of the shares which voted in the election of Directors of CIGNA Corporation at the
shareholders’ meeting immediately preceding such determination, or (2) more than 25% of the voting
power of CIGNA Corporation’s outstanding common shares; or
(b) As a result of a merger or consolidation to which CIGNA Corporation is a party, either (1) CIGNA
Corporation is not the surviving corporation or (2) Directors of CIGNA Corporation immediately prior
to the merger or consolidation constitute less than a majority of the Board of Directors of the surviving
(c) A change occurs in the composition of the Board at any time during any consecutive 24 month period
such that the “Continuity Directors” cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board. For
purposes of the preceding sentence “Continuity Directors” shall mean those members of the Board
who either: (1) were directors at the beginning of such consecutive 24 month period; or (2) were
elected by, or on nomination or recommend