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Anthem to Hold a Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Second Quarter Results on July 27, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS, Jul 26, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ATH) will release second quarter 2004 financial results on July 27, 2004, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Management will review these results and its 2004 outlook during a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT that same morning.

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

    888-423-3268 (Domestic)             800-475-6701 (Domestic Replay)
    612-332-0630 (International)        320-365-3844 (International Replay)

An access code is not required for the July 27, 2004 conference call. The access code for the replay is 691032. The replay will be available from 3:30 p.m. EDT on July 27, 2004 until the end of the day on August 10, 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 12.5 million people. Anthem is the fourth largest publicly traded health benefits company in the United States and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross 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 Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Anthem had assets of $13.9 billion as of March 31, 2004 and full year 2003 revenue of almost $16.8 billion. More information about Anthem is available at .

SOURCE Anthem, Inc.

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