This excerpt taken from the CVS DEF 14A filed Apr 4, 2007.
CVS Deferred Compensation Plan and CVS Deferred Stock Plan
Executive officers and selected other senior employees may choose to defer already earned and vested compensation into the CVS Deferred Compensation Plan and the Deferred Stock Plan, which are available to all non-store U.S. employees who meet the Internal Revenue Service definition of a highly compensated employee. The Deferred Compensation Plan offers a variety of investment crediting choices, mirroring those offered for the Future Fund. Each year, the amount of a participants deferred compensation account increases or decreases based on the appreciation and/or depreciation in the value of the investment crediting alternatives selected by the participant. Under the Deferred Stock Plan, deferred shares fluctuate in value based on the performance of CVS stock, further enhancing the Companys focus on stock ownership. The individual contributions of Messrs. Ryan, Rickard, Merlo, Bodine and Sgarro during fiscal 2006 to the CVS Deferred Compensation Plan and the CVS Deferred Stock Plan, including earnings on those contributions, any distributions during 2006 and total account balances as of the end of the fiscal year, are shown in the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Table on page 46.