CVS Caremark Sponsored Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair at Rhode Island National Guard Armory

CVS Caremark Sponsored Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair at Rhode Island National
                                 Guard Armory

CEO Larry J. Merlo Signed Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve Members

PR Newswire

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS)
joined forces with the Rhode Island National Guard and Reserve and sponsored a
"Hiring Our Heroes" Hiring Fair at the National Guard Armory in Warwick, RI
this morning. The job fair helped veterans, active military members and
military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities at CVS Caremark.

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"Hiring Our Heroes plays a vital role in connecting our nation's veterans to
jobs," said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark. "Our servicemen
and women, and their families, sacrifice so much for our country. This
initiative helps ease their transition from active duty to civilian life and
we are proud to be a part of it." 

Prior to the job fair, CVS Caremark's President and CEO Larry Merlo signed the
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's Statement of Support for the Guard
and Reserve. By signing the pledge, CVS Caremark made a commitment to support
the nation's veterans and active military members. Merlo was joined by
Brigadier General Charles Petrarca, the Assistant Adjutant General of the
Rhode Island National Guard; James Rebholz, National Chairman of the Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve; Mike Ritz, Chairman of the Rhode Island
branch of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; and Kevin Schmiegel,
Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes and Vice President of the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce.

"CVS Caremark appreciates the values and skills service members bring to the
workforce. Currently, veterans and military members work in a number of
positions across our company and we are pleased to be encouraging
opportunities to hire additional guardsmen, reservists, and veterans," added
Merlo. "We are looking forward to learning about how these talented
individuals may be able to strengthen our business and enhance our company's

CVS Caremark is one of nine Chairman's Circle national sponsors of the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes initiative. Since 2011, CVS Caremark
has participated in more than 40 Veterans-focused Hiring Fairs across the

About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as
the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the
company's more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit
manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health
clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic
locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy,
retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As a pharmacy
innovation company with an unmatched breadth of capabilities, CVS Caremark
continually strives to improve health and lower costs by developing new
approaches such as its unique Pharmacy Advisor program that helps people with
chronic diseases such as diabetes obtain and stay on their medications. Find
more information about how CVS Caremark is reinventing pharmacy for better
health at

Jeff Ventura
Corporate Communications

Amy Lanctot
Corporate Communications


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