This excerpt taken from the CVS DEF 14A filed Mar 24, 2006.
Chief Executive Officer Retention
In recognition of the need to ensure Mr. Ryans ongoing leadership of the Company, in August 2005 the Committee authorized a retention initiative for him. Subject to Mr. Ryans remaining employed by the Company through December 31, 2009, the Company will waive the 30-year cap in the Companys Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan on credited service for Mr. Ryan and provide Mr. Ryan upon his retirement with financial planning services, office space and the services of an assistant for five years at the Companys expense. The Committee also made a grant of 400,000 restricted stock units to Mr. Ryan, which will vest contingent on his employment through December 31, 2009, and which provides for settlement after Mr. Ryans retirement from the Company.