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CVS Caremark Supporting Tornado Relief Efforts in Oklahoma and Texas

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust donating $25,000 to American Red Cross; will also match CVS Caremark employee donations to Red Cross up to an additional $25,000

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, today announced that it will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support the organization's tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and Texas.   In addition, the Charitable Trust will match tornado relief donations to the Red Cross from CVS Caremark's employees up to an additional $25,000, resulting in a potential combined donation from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark colleagues of at least $75,000.

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"Our thoughts are with everyone in Oklahoma and Texas who have been affected by the recent devastating tornadoes," said Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark. "The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the American Red Cross have partnered for several years to provide relief to communities impacted by natural disasters.  We hope that the contributions of our private foundation and our colleagues will help these communities recover quickly."

CVS/pharmacy has also provided support for tornado relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. The Company donated over $5,000 in food, water and personal care products to Feed the Children, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit organization that provides hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Feed the Children has launched a campaign to aid tornado victims in the town of Moore (www.feedthechildren.org).

Moore, Oklahoma is home to two CVS/pharmacy stores and a MinuteClinic retail medical clinic inside one of the CVS stores. The stores are open and serving the prescription and emergency supplies needs of the community. The CVS/pharmacy on SW 19th Street in Moore will remain open 24 hours a day to serve customers.  The MinuteClinic is also open and staffed by nurse practitioners who are providing critically-needed healthcare services in the community, such as tetanus shots and dressing changes. 

"The dedication of our colleagues who live and work in Moore to keep our locations open, along with our many other colleagues from nearby markets who are providing assistance in this community, is an inspiring realization of our organization's purpose to help people on their path to better health," said Merlo. 

About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc. is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Web site at http://info.cvscaremark.com/investors or through the Web site's newsroom at http://info.cvscaremark.com/newsroom.

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com.

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