MERCK & CO., INC.
SPECIAL SEPARATION PROGRAM
Eligible Employees: Employees of Merck & Co., Inc. who are not subject to a collective
bargaining agreement and:
(1) Who Experience a Separation From Service (as defined in the Separation Benefits
Plan) on or between November 1, 2005 and December 31, 2008; and
(2) Who as of their last day of employment (Separation Date), are
* For those who are at least age 65 with at least 9 but less than 10 years of Credited
Service, see the brochure applicable to “Separated Retirement Eligible” Employees.
Effective Date: As of January 2, 2008
This document summarizes the benefits for which a “Bridge-Eligible Employee” may be eligible
under the Special Separation Program and other Merck employee benefit plans and programs.
Unless otherwise noted below, the terms and conditions of Merck’s employee benefit plans and
programs applicable on an employee’s termination of employment from Merck are as described in
the applicable sections of the current Merck Benefits Book (and applicable summaries of material
modification) previously provided to you or provided to you with this Brochure, as such plans and
programs (and the applicable sections of the Merck Benefits Book) may be amended from time to
time. (A copy of the applicable sections of the Merck Benefits Book (and applicable summaries of
material modification) can be obtained on line at
http://humres.merck.com/benefit/about_benefits_book.html or www.merck.com/benefits or by
calling the Merck Benefits Service Center at 1-800-666-3725). However, to the extent that the
terms below differ from those described in the applicable sections of the current Merck Benefits
Book (and applicable summaries of material modification), this communication constitutes a
summary of material modifications and should be kept with that book.
“Bridge-Eligible Employees” are certain nonunionized Merck & Co., Inc. employees
(1) who experience a Separation From S