This excerpt taken from the CVS DEF 14A filed Mar 24, 2009.
If you want to submit a proposal for possible inclusion in our proxy statement for the 2010 annual meeting of stockholders, you must ensure your proposal is received by us on or before November 25, 2009 and is otherwise in compliance with the requirements of SEC rules.
In addition, if a stockholder would like to present business at an annual meeting of stockholders that is not to be included in the Companys proxy statement, the stockholder must provide notice to the Company as provided in its by-laws. Such notice must be addressed to the Corporate Secretary of the Company and must arrive at the Company in a timely manner, between 90 and 120 days prior to the anniversary of our last annual meeting, which would be between January 7 and February 6, 2010. Under our by-laws, any stockholder notice for presenting business at a meeting must include, among other things (i) the name and address, as they appear in the Companys books, of the stockholder giving the notice, (ii) the class and number of shares of the Company that are beneficially owned by the stockholder (including information concerning derivative ownership and other arrangements concerning our stock), (iii) a brief description of the business to be brought before the meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at the meeting, and (iv) any material interest of the stockholder in such business. See Corporate Governance and Related Matters Director Nominations, for a description of the information required for director nominations.
Thomas M. Ryan
Chairman of the Board, President
and Chief Executive Officer
March 25, 2009