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CVS Provides Relief to Florida Residents in the Wake of Hurricane Charley
Coupons for Essential Items Redeemible at All Florida Eckerd and CVS Stores Will Be Distributed By the Red Cross - CVS Will Also Provide Water to Florida Hurricane Victims

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug 14, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CVS/pharmacy today announced that it is providing $10,000 in coupons redeemable for essentials such as water, toiletries and other items that Florida residents need in the wake of hurricane Charley. The $10.00 coupons will be distributed by the American Red Cross. In addition, CVS will donate bottled water to residents in areas hardest hit by the hurricane.

CVS has 698 pharmacies located in Florida and recently purchased Eckerd pharmacies in all Florida markets including Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.

SOURCE CVS Corporation

Todd Andrews for CVS Corporation, +1-401-770-5717

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding CVS Caremark Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.