Sanofi's Chattem Acquires Over-the-Counter Antacid Rolaids®

         Sanofi's Chattem Acquires Over-the-Counter Antacid Rolaids®

-- Product acquisition further strengthens Consumer Healthcare Division of
Sanofi US --

PR Newswire

PARIS, Jan. 7, 2013

PARIS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sanofi (EURONEXT: SANand NYSE: SNY)
today announced that its US Consumer Healthcare Division, Chattem, Inc.,
completed the acquisition of the worldwide rights to the Rolaids^® brand from
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.

"The addition of Rolaids represents a rare opportunity to obtain an iconic
brand that we believe will respond positively to our proven approach of
growing brands through innovation and advertising," said Zan Guerry, Chief
Executive Officer, Chattem. "We are primed to leverage the Rolaids market
opportunity to drive incremental growth and take the brand to a new level."

Rolaids is an over-the-counter antacid that helps relieve heartburn and acid
indigestion. The product was first introduced in 1954 and over the years it
has been a top selling gastro‐intestinal category brand. Chattem will
re-launch Rolaids and expects the product to be available at retailers within
a year.

"This acquisition is consistent with our long-term strategy, which includes
growing our consumer healthcare offering as part of a broader diversification
strategy," said Anne Whitaker, President, North America Pharmaceuticals,
Sanofi. "Chattem has a proven track record of successful acquisitions and
integrations and the addition of Rolaids, an enduring brand with a deep
heritage, further diversifies the company's portfolio."

In 2008, Sanofi identified consumer healthcare as a core growth platform for
the company and subsequently acquired Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Chattem in
March 2010. The acquisition of Chattem provided Sanofi with a presence in the
U.S. consumer healthcare market, which represents 25 percent of the current
worldwide market. In the Spring of 2011, Chattem and Sanofi launched Allegra
over-the-counter (OTC) in what has proven to be one of the most successful OTC
launches in the U.S. 

In addition to Allegra^®, Chattem's portfolio of consumer healthcare brands
includes Icy Hot^®, Gold Bond^®, Cortizone-10^®, Selsun Blue^®, ACT^® and

About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and
distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core
strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes
solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer
healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris
(EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

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