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Welcome to the website for the administration of the Merck ERISA Litigation

This website has been established to provide general information related to the Litigation and resulting Settlement Fund. The capitalized terms used on this website, and not defined herein, shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement.

The Court granted Final Approval of the settlement in this matter on November 29, 2011. This settlement provides for the creation of a $49,500,000 settlement fund to be allocated to eligible participants. The defendants deny any wrongdoing.

This settlement involves current and former participants in, or beneficiaries of, the following four Plans between October 1, 1998 and September 30, 2004:

  1. The Merck and Company, Incorporated Employee Savings and Security Plan (now known as the MSD Employee Savings and Security Plan);

  2. The Merck and Company Employee Stock Purchase and Savings Plan (now known as the MSD Employee Stock Purchase and Savings Plan);

  3. The Merck Puerto Rico Employee Savings and Security Plan (now known as the MSD Puerto Rico Employee Savings and Security Plan); and

  4. The plan formerly known as the Merck-Medco Managed Care LLC 401(k) Savings Plan (the “Medco Plan”)

The individual allocation calculations have been transferred to the Merck Plans for distribution and funding into existing Plan accounts. If you are eligible for a distribution, but are no longer a participant with your respective Plan, an account is to be established on your behalf.

Notice was sent on June 22, 2012 to the participants eligible for a portion of the Settlement Fund if you were a participant in the MSD Employee Savings and Security Plan, the MSD Employee Stock Purchase and Savings Plan and/or the MSD Puerto Rico Employee Savings and Security Plan. For information concerning any of the rules governing the Plans or how to access your plan account, please contact Fidelity Investments at 1-800-66Merck.

Participants of the Medco Plan, should receive notice from your respective Plan shortly.

If you would like to know your individual Settlement Benefit, please call the case-specific toll-free number at (877) 383-0727, press 1 when prompted to listen to the case status and then 3 to speak to a Customer Service Representative. You may also send a request via email to classact@gilardi.com, via fax to 415-461-0412 or via mail to Merck ERISA Settlement, c/o Gilardi & Co., LLC, P.O. Box 990, Corte Madera, CA 94976-0990. You will need to provide your full name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number for verification purposes.