This excerpt taken from the CVS 8-K filed Aug 15, 2006.
. Discharge of Liability on Debt Securities; Defeasance.
(a) When (i) all Debt Securities of any series previously authenticated and delivered (other than Debt Securities replaced pursuant to Section 2.07) have been delivered to the Trustee for cancellation and the Company has paid all sums payable by it with respect to that series of Debt Securities under the Indenture, or (ii) (A) the Debt Securities of any series mature within one year or all of them are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the Trustee for giving the notice of redemption, (B) the Company irrevocably deposits in trust with the Trustee, as trust funds solely for the benefit of the Holders of the Debt Securities of such series for that purpose, money or U.S. Government Obligations or a combination thereof sufficient (unless such funds consist solely of money, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants expressed in a written certification thereof delivered to the Trustee), without consideration of any reinvestment, to pay the principal of and interest on the Debt Securities of such series (other than Debt Securities of such series replaced pursuant to Section 2.07) to maturity or redemption, as the case may be, and to pay all other sums payable by it under this Indenture, and (C) the Company delivers to the Trustee an Officers Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel, in each case stating that all conditions precedent provided for in this Article 8 relating to the satisfaction and discharge of the Indenture with respect to the Debt Securities of such series have been complied with, then this Indenture shall, subject to Section 8.01(c), cease to be of further
effect with respect to the Debt Securities of such series. The Trustee shall acknowledge satisfaction and discharge of this Indenture on demand of the Company accompanied by an Officers Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel and at the cost and expense of the Company.
(b) Subject to Section 8.01(c) and Section 8.02, the Company at any time may terminate (i) all of the Company obligations under the Debt Securities of any series and this Indenture (legal defeasance); or (ii) its obligations under Section 4.02, Section 4.03, Section 4.04, Section 4.05, Section 4.06, Section 4.07, Section 6.01(vi) and Section 6.01(vii) (covenant defeasance). The Company may exercise its legal defeasance option notwithstanding its prior exercise of its covenant defeasance option.
If the Company exercises its legal defeasance option, payment of the Debt Securities of any series may not be accelerated because of an Event of Default. If the Company exercises its covenant defeasance option, payment of the Debt Securities of such series may not be accelerated because of an Event of Default specified in Section 6.01(iii) .
Upon satisfaction of the conditions set forth herein and at the request of the Company, the Trustee shall acknowledge in writing the discharge of those obligations of the Company terminated thereby.
(c) Notwithstanding clause (a) and clause (b) above, the Company obligations contained in Section 2.02, Section 2.03, Section 2.04, Section 2.05, Section 2.06, Section 2.07, Section 7.07, Section 7.08 and this Article 8 shall survive until the Debt Securities of such series have been paid in full. Thereafter, the Companys obligations contained in Section 7.07, Section 8.04 and Section 8.05 shall survive.