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Anthem to Hold a Conference Call and Webcast To Discuss Fourth Quarter Results on January 29, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ATH) will release fourth quarter 2003 financial results on January 29, 2004, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Management will review these results and its 2004 outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET that same morning.

The conference call should be accessed at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call with the following numbers:

877-209-9919 (Domestic) 800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay)

612-332-0630 (International) 320-365-3844 (International Replay)

An access code is not required on January 29, 2004. The access code for the replay is 691030. The replay will be available from 1:45 p.m. ET on January 29, 2004 until the end of the day on February 12, 2004. The call will also be available through a live webcast on the internet at under Investor Relations. A webcast replay will be available following the call.

About Anthem

Anthem, Inc. is an Indiana-domiciled publicly traded company that, through its subsidiary companies, provides health care benefits to more than 11.8 million people. Anthem is the fourth largest publicly traded health benefits company in the United States and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem is the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, Maine and Virginia, excluding the immediate suburbs of Washington, D.C. Anthem had assets of $13.2 billion as of September 30, 2003 and full year 2002 revenue of $13.3 billion. More information about Anthem is available at .

CONTACT: Investor Relations: Tami Durle, +1-317-488-6390, , or Media: Ed West, +1-317-488-6100, , both of Anthem, Inc.

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