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Karen S. Lynch

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Karen S. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health Corporation

Director since February 2021

Age 58

Karen S. Lynch became President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health in February 2021. Previously, Ms. Lynch was Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President of Aetna from November 2018 through January 2021, and was responsible for driving the strategy to deliver consumer-focused, high-value health care to the millions of people our Health Care Benefits segment serves. Ms. Lynch also served as President of Aetna Inc. from 2014 until January 2021. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Aetna’s Local and Regional Business from 2013 to 2014 and Executive Vice President of Aetna’s Specialty Products Business from 2012 to 2013.

Under Ms. Lynch’s leadership, CVS Health touches the lives of more than 100 million people each year through its unique combination of assets, including more than 9,900 pharmacies and over 1,000 MinuteClinic and HealthHUB locations. CVS Health also serves an estimated 34 million people through its health insurance products and services. The company continues to play a leading role in the national response to COVID-19 through testing solutions and vaccine administration across the country.

Ms. Lynch has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Before joining Aetna, she held executive positions Magellan Health Services, where she served as President, and at Cigna. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Ms. Lynch has served on the board of directors of U.S. Bancorp since 2015 and is chair of its Audit Committee.