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CVS CAREMARK CORP | CVS Caremark Corporation | CVS Pharmacy, Inc

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Title: 2012 Enterprise Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure and Developments Agreement
Date: 2/11/2014
Industry: Retail (Drugs)     Sector: Services

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CVS Caremark Corporation

 

2012 Enterprise Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure and Developments Agreement

 

 

I, _____________ , hereby enter into this 2012 Enterprise Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure and Developments Agreement (“Agreement”) with CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (“CVS”), which shall be effective as of the date I sign this Agreement (the “Effective Date”). In consideration of the mutual promises in this Agreement, the parties agree as follows:

 

1.Consideration for Agreement . I acknowledge that in connection with my duties and responsibilities at CVS Caremark Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates, including but not limited to CVS (collectively, the “Corporation”), the Corporation has provided me with certain Confidential Information and/or access to the Corporation’s customers and clients and the opportunity to develop and maintain relationships and goodwill with them. In consideration of my promises in this Agreement, CVS promises to continue to provide me with certain Confidential Information and/or the opportunity to develop and maintain relationships with the Corporation’s customers and clients. In addition, as a condition of, and in consideration of the Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) the Corporation granted me on April 2, 2012, I hereby agree with CVS to comply with the terms of this Agreement.

2.Non-Competition . During my employment by the Corporation and during the Non-Competition Period following the termination of my employment for any reason, I agree that I will not, directly or indirectly, engage in Competition or provide Consulting or Audit Services within the Restricted Area.

a.     Competition . Engaging in “Competition” shall mean providing services to a Competitor of the Corporation (whether as an employee, independent contractor, consultant, principal, agent, partner, officer, director, investor, or shareholder, except as a shareholder of less than one percent of a publicly traded company) that: (i) are the same or similar in function or purpose to the services I provided to the Corporation during the last two years of my employment by the Corporation, and/or (ii) will likely result in the disclosure of Confidential Information to a Competitor or the use of Confidential Information on behalf of a Competitor. I agree that if an authorized representative of the Corporation, during my employment or the Non-Competition Period, requests that I identify the company or business to which I will be or am providing services, or with which I will be or am employed, and/or requests that I provide information about the services that I am or will be providing to such entity, I shall provide the Corporation with a written statement detailing the identity of the entity and the nature of the services that I am or will be providing to such entity with sufficient detail to allow the Corporation to independently assess whether I am or will be engaging in Competition during the Non-Competition Period.  Such statement shall be delivered to the Corporation’s Chief Human

 

 

 


 

Resources Officer or her authorized delegate via personal delivery or overnight delivery within five days of my receipt of such request.

 

b.     Competitor . A “Competitor” for purposes of this Agreement shall mean any person, corporation or other entity that competes with one or more of the business units of the Corporation. As of the Effective Date, it is understood that the Corporation’s business units include: (i) pharmacy benefits management (“PBM”), including the administration of pharmacy benefits for businesses, government agencies and health plans; mail order pharmacy; specialty pharmacy; and Medicare Part D services; (ii) retail, which includes the sale of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, beauty products and cosmetics, photo finishing, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, convenience foods and other product lines that are sold by the Corporation’s retail division; and (iii) retail health care (“MinuteClinic”). It is understood and agreed that PBM Competitors include, but are not limited to, Medco Health Solutions, Inc., Express Scripts, Inc., SXC Health Solutions Corp., and Catalyst, Inc., as well as health plans that provide PBM services that compete with the Corporation’s PBM business. It is also understood and agreed that retail Competitors include, chain drug store companies such as Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corporation; mass merchants such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Target Corp.; food/drug combinations such as The Kroger Co. and Supervalu Inc.; and other retailers, including dollar stores, that sell one or more product lines that are sold by the Corporation. It is understood and agreed that MinuteClinic Competitors shall include, but are not limited to, Walgreen’s Take Care Clinics, RediClinic, The Little Clinic, and Target Clinic. A person or entity shall not be considered a PBM Competitor unless it provides products or services that are offered by or compete with the products or services offered by CVS Caremark’s PBM business A person or entity shall not be considered a retail Competitor if such entity derives annual gross revenues from its business in an amount that is less than 5% of the Corporation’s gross revenues from its retail business during its most recently completed fiscal year.

 

I acknowledge and agree that as of the Effective Date, I have had business dealings and/or have been provided with certain Confidential Information regarding the Corporation’s three business units, and as such acknowledge and agree to this enterprise-wide definition of non-competition that will prevent me from providing services to the Corporation’s PBM, retail and MinuteClinic Competitors during the relevant time period. If, for the two years prior to the end of my employment with the Corporation, I continue to have business dealings and/or be provided with certain Confidential Information regarding the Corporation’s three business units, then engaging in Competition shall continue to include providing services to PBM, retail and MinuteClinic Competitors. However, for example, as per Section 2(a) above, if I had business dealings and/or received Confidential Information regarding only one of the three business units during the last two years of my employment with the Corporation, then engaging in Competition shall be limited to providing services to a Competitor of that business unit. By way of further example, and as per Section 2(a) above, if I worked as an executive in the Corporation’s retail division and oversaw the management of dozens of stores during the two years prior to my termination, engaging in Competition would not include working as the store manager or a staff pharmacist for a retail Competitor, where working in such a position would not likely result in the use or disclosure of Confidential Information.

 

 

 

 


 

c.     Consulting or Audit Services . “Consulting or Audit Services” shall mean any activity that involves providing audit review or other consulting or advisory services with respect to any relationship between the Corporation and any third party, including but not limited to PBM clients, and that is likely to result in the use or disclosure of Confidential Information. For purposes of this Agreement, providing Consulting or Audit Services shall expressly include, but is not limited to, providing such services for Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson and/or Mercer, in connection with their PBM consulting businesses.

 

d.     Non-Competition Period . The “Non-Competition Period” shall be the period of eighteen (18) months following the termination of my employment with the Corporation for any reason, provided that the Corporation may, in its sole discretion, reduce the length of the Non-Competition Period pursuant to a separation agreement or a written modification to this Agreement signed by me and an authorized representative of the Corporation.

 

e.     Restricted Area . “Restricted Area” refers to those states within the United States in which the Corporation conducts its business, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

 

3.Non-Solicitation .

a.    During the Non-Solicitation Period, which shall be 18 months following the termination of my employment with the Corporation for any reason, I will not, unless a duly authorized officer of the Corporation gives me written authorization to do so, interfere with the Corporation’s business relationships with a Covered Customer by soliciting or communicating (regardless of who initiates the communication) with a Covered Customer to induce or encourage the Covered Customer to (i) stop doing business or reduce its business with the Corporation, or (ii) buy a product or service that competes with a product or service offered by the Corporation’s PBM business. A “Covered Customer” is a customer (person or entity) of the Corporation’s PBM business with which I had business-related contact or dealings, or about and/or from which I received Confidential Information, during the two years prior to my termination with the Corporation. A Covered Customer does not include a customer that has fully and finally decided to cease doing any business with the Corporation independent of any conduct or communications by me or breach of this Agreement, and that has, in fact, ceased doing any business with the Corporation. Nothing in this Paragraph 3(a) shall prevent me from working as a staff pharmacist or in another retail position wherein I would be providing or selling prescriptions or other products directly to consumers.

b.    I also agree that during the Non-Solicitation Period, I will not interfere with the Corporation’s relationship with its Business Partners by soliciting or communicating (regardless of who initiates the communication) with a Business Partner to induce or encourage the Business Partner to stop doing business or reduce its business with the Corporation, unless a duly authorized officer of the Corporation gives me written authorization to do so.

c.    I further agree that during the Non-Solicitation Period, I will not work on a Corporation account on behalf of a Business Partner or serve as the representative of a Business

 

 

 


 

Partner for the Corporation. “Business Partner” means a supplier, manufacturer, broker, hospital, hospital system, and/or pharmaceutical company (person or entity) with whom the Corporation has a business relationship and with which I had business-related contact or dealings, or about which I received Confidential Information, in the two years prior to the termination of my employment with the Corporation. A Business Partner does not include a supplier, manufacturer, broker, hospital, hospital system, and/or pharmaceutical company that has fully and finally decided to terminate its business relationship with the Corporation independent of any conduct or communications by me or breach of this Agreement, and which has, in fact, ceased doing any business with the Corporation.

d.    I finally agree that during the Non-Solicitation Period, I will not interfere with the Corporation’s relationship with any employee of the Corporation by: (i) soliciting or communicating with the employee to induce or encourage him or her to leave the Corporation’s employ (regardless of who first initiates the communication); (ii) helping another person or entity evaluate such employee as an employment candidate; or (iii) otherwise helping any person or entity hire an employee away from the Corporation unless a duly authorized officer of the Corporation gives me written authorization to do so. Where required by law, the foregoing restriction will only apply to employees with whom I had material contact or about whom I received Confidential Information within the two years prior to the termination of my employment with the Corporation.

4.Non-Disclosure of Confidential Information .

a.    Subject to Section 7 below, I will not at any time, whether during or after the termination of my employment, reveal to any person or entity any of the Corporation’s Confidential Information, except as may be appropriately required in the ordinary course of performing my duties as an employee of the Corporation. The Corporation’s Confidential Information includes but is not limited to the following non-public information: trade secrets; computer code generated or developed by the Corporation; software or programs and related documentation; strategic compilations and analysis; strategic processes; business or financial methods, practices and plans; non-public costs and prices; operating margins; marketing, merchandising and selling techniques and information; customer lists; details of customer agreements; pricing arrangements with drug manufacturers, including but not limited to any discounts and/or rebates; pharmacy reimbursement rates; expansion strategies; real estate strategies; operating strategies; sources of supply; employee compensation and benefit plans, patient records; and confidential information of third parties which is given to the Corporation pursuant to an obligation or agreement to keep such information confidential (collectively, “Confidential Information”). I shall keep secret all such matters entrusted to me, and I shall not use or attempt to use any Confidential Information on behalf of any person or entity other than the Corporation, or in any manner which may injure or cause loss or may be calculated to injure or cause loss, whether directly or indirectly, to the Corporation. For employees residing in Connecticut, these restrictions on use or disclosure of Confidential Information will only apply for three (3) years after the end of my employment where information that does not qualify as a trade secret is concerned; however, the restrictions will continue apply to trade secret information for as long as the information at issue remains qualified as a trade secret.

 

 

 


 

b.    Further, I agree that, during my employment, I shall not make, use, or permit to be used, any notes, memoranda, reports, lists, records, drawings, sketches, specifications, software programs, data, documentation or other materials of any nature relating to any matter within the scope of the business of the Corporation or concerning any of its dealings or affairs other than for the benefit of Corporation. I further agree that I shall not, after the termination of my employment, use or permit to be used any such notes, memoranda, reports, lists, records, drawings, sketches, specifications, software programs, data, documentation or other materials. All of the foregoing shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of the Corporation and, immediately upon the termination of my employment, I shall deliver all of the foregoing, and all copies thereof, to the Corporation at its main office.

5.Ownership and Return of the Corporation’s Property .   I agree that on or before my final date of employment with the Corporation I shall return to the Corporation all property of the Corporation in my poss


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