This excerpt taken from the CVS 8-K filed Nov 2, 2006.
Payment Event means the termination of this Agreement pursuant to (x) Section 10.01(d)(i) or (y) Section 10.01(b)(i) or Section 10.01(b)(iii)(A) but (in the case of this clause (y)) only if (A) prior to the CVS Stockholder Meeting an Acquisition Proposal shall have been made to CVS or shall have been made directly to the stockholders of CVS generally or shall have otherwise become publicly known or any Person shall have publicly announced an intention (whether or not conditional and whether or not withdrawn) to make an Acquisition Proposal and (B) within 12 months following the date of such termination: (1) CVS merges with or into, or is acquired, directly or indirectly, by merger or otherwise by, a Third Party; (2) a Third Party, directly or indirectly, acquires more than 50% of the total assets of CVS and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (3) a Third Party, directly or indirectly, acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of CVS Stock or (4) CVS or any CVS Subsidiary(ies) shall have entered into any contract or agreement providing for any of the actions described in any of the immediately preceding clauses (1) through (3).
(d) Each of CVS and Caremark acknowledges that the agreements contained in this Section 11.04 are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and that, without these agreements, neither party would enter into this Agreement. Accordingly, if CVS or Caremark fails promptly to pay any amount due to the other party pursuant to this Section 11.04, the non-paying party shall also pay any costs and expenses incurred by such other party in connection with a legal action to enforce this Agreement that results in a judgment against the non-paying party for that amount, together with interest on the amount of any unpaid fee and/or expense at the publicly announced prime rate of Citibank, N.A. from the date that fee was required to be paid to, but excluding, the payment date.
(e) Any payment by any other party under this Section 11.04 shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the other such party and its Subsidiaries for damages against the other such party and any of its Subsidiaries and their respective Representatives with respect to the termination or breach giving rise to that payment. For the avoidance of doubt, any payment to be made by any party under this Section 11.04 shall be payable only once to such other party with respect to this Section 11.04 and not in duplication even though such payment may be payable under one or more provisions hereof.
Section 11.05. Disclosure Schedule References. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement that may be deemed to the contrary:
(a) Any reference in a particular Section of either the Caremark Disclosure Schedule or the CVS Disclosure Schedule shall only be deemed to be an exception to (or, as applicable, a disclosure for purposes of) (i) the representations and warranties (or covenants, as applicable) of the relevant party that are contained in the corresponding Section of this Agreement and (ii)) any other representations and warranties of such party that are contained in this Agreement, but only in each case if the relevance of that reference as an exception
to (or a disclosure for purposes of) such representations and warranties would be readily apparent on its face to a reasonable person who has read that reference and such representations and warranties, without any independent knowledge on the part of the reader regarding the matter(s) so disclosed. The mere inclusion of an item in either the Caremark Disclosure Schedule or the CVS Disclosure Schedule as an exception to a representation or warranty shall not be deemed an admission that such item represents a material exception or material fact, event or circumstance or that such item has had or would be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on Caremark or CVS, as applicable; and
(b) any information contained in any part of any Caremark SEC Document or of any CVS SEC Document shall only be deemed to be an exception to (or, as applicable, a disclosure for purposes of) the representations and warranties of the relevant party if the relevance of that information as an exception to (or a disclosure for purposes of) such representations and warranties would be readily apparent on its face to a reasonable person who has read that information and such representations and warranties, without any independent knowledge on the part of the reader regarding the matter(s) so disclosed, provided that in no event shall any information contained in any part of any Caremark SEC Document or of any CVS SEC Document entitled Risk Factors or Forward-Looking Statements be deemed to be an exception to (or, as applicable, a disclosure for purposes of) any representation(s) and warranty(ies) of Caremark or CVS that is contained in this Agreement.
Section 11.06. Binding Effect; Benefit; Assignment. (a) The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and, except as provided in Section 8.05, shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Except as provided in Section 8.05, no provision of this Agreement is intended to confer any rights, benefits, remedies, obligations or liabilities hereunder upon any Person other than the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
(b) No party may assign, delegate or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the consent of each other party hereto, except that any party may transfer or assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement, in whole or from time to time in part, to (i) one or more of their Affiliates at any time and (ii) after the Effective Time, to any Person; provided that such transfer or assignment shall not relieve such party of its obligations hereunder or enlarge, alter or change any obligation of any other party hereto or due to such party.
Section 11.07. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to the conflicts of law rules of such state.
Section 11.08. Jurisdiction. The parties hereto agree that any suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any matter arising
out of or in connection with, this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby shall be brought in any federal court located in the State of Delaware or any Delaware state court, and each of the parties hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of such courts (and of the appropriate appellate courts therefrom) in any such suit, action or proceeding and irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding in any such court or that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Process in any such suit, action or proceeding may be served on any party anywhere in the world, whether within or without the jurisdiction of any such court. Without limiting the foregoing, each party agrees that service of process on such party as provided in Section 11.01 shall be deemed effective service of process on such party.
Section 11.09. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
Section 11.10. Counterparts; Effectiveness. This Agreement may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument. This Agreement shall become effective when each party hereto shall have received a counterpart hereof signed by all of the other parties hereto. Until and unless each party has received a counterpart hereof signed by the other party hereto, this Agreement shall have no effect and no party shall have any right or obligation hereunder (whether by virtue of any other oral or written agreement or other communication).
Section 11.11. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, the Confidentiality Agreement and the exhibits, schedules and annexes hereto constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to their subject matter and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both oral and written, between the parties with respect to that subject matter.
Section 11.12. Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or other Governmental Authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party. Upon such a determination, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in an acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.
Section 11.13. Specific Performance. The parties agree that irreparable damage would occur if any provision of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with the terms hereof (and, more specifically, that irreparable damage would likewise occur if the Merger were not consummated and the affected partys stockholders did not receive the aggregate Merger Consideration payable to them in accordance with the terms but subject to the conditions of this Agreement), and, accordingly, that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement or to enforce specifically the performance of the terms and provisions hereof (including the parties obligation to consummate the Merger and CVSs obligation to pay, and the affected partys stockholders right to receive, the aggregate Merger Consideration payable to them pursuant to the Merger, subject in each case to the terms and conditions of this Agreement) in any federal court located in the State of Delaware or any Delaware state court, in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.