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Humana Military Healthcare Services Sponsors First Annual Southlake Independence Weekend

Proceeds to Assist Service Members Returning Home


Monday, September 8, 2008 9:17 am EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), proudly announces its sponsorship of the first annual Southlake Independence Weekend held September 11-13, 2008 in Southlake, Texas. Proceeds from the weekends events will go to the Independence Fund, a charitable foundation supporting our nations disabled veterans.

HMHS is honored to be a part of this worthy event paying tribute to our nations veterans, said Dave Baker, president and CEO of HMHS. The Southlake Independence Weekend recognizes the brave men and women for their service to our country, as well as raises money to assist them in their transition back to civilian life.

Several weekend events are planned and include a pre-game ceremony during Southlake Carroll High Schools Homecoming Game on September 12, the Patriot Pedal bicycle rally, and a concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on Saturday, September 13. The pre-game ceremony at Dragon Stadium will begin at 6:45 p.m. and pay tribute to our countrys wounded service members, including a flyover by two Army Apache helicopters. The bicycle rally will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday with 2,000 cyclists expected to ride alongside wounded service members being flown in from across the country to participate. The weekend will conclude with a Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band concert. Sinise, a longtime supporter of our nations military and service members, recently returned from Iraq where he performed as a part of the USO tour. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the concert. Both events will take place at Southlakes Dragon Stadium.

The Independence Fund is a nonprofit charitable foundation supporting Americas severely wounded veterans. The foundations mission is to provide veterans, who were severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, with tools, therapies, and guidance they might not otherwise receive, as well as fund and promote physical activities that enhance veterans physical and emotional well being. To date, the foundation has distributed nearly $500,000 in the assistance of veterans.

For more information on the Southlake Independence Weekend, including registering for the Patriot Pedal rally and purchasing tickets to the Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band benefit concert, please visit www.southlakeindependenceweekend.com.

About HMHS

HMHS, headquartered in Louisville, KY., has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, HMHS was awarded the contract to provide health benefits support and services to approximately 2.8 million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. HMHS was also awarded the Department of Defenses contract to provide health care services and support for active duty service members and their families located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in February 2004.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 47-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the companys web site at http://www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
  • Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)
  • Corporate Governance Information


Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982

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