Sanofi to Invest USD 75 million in a New Manufacturing Facility in Vietnam

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Sanofi to Invest USD 75 million in a New Manufacturing Facility in Vietnam 
Paris, France - March, 29, 2013 - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) 
announces today the official launch of a construction project for a new 
manufacturing facility in the Saigon High Tech Park - Ho Chi Minh City, during 
a ceremony in the presence of Christopher A. Viehbacher, Chief Executive 
Officer of Sanofi. The new state-of-the-art plant will expand Sanofi's 
manufacturing capacity in Vietnam to meet the fast growing demand of the 
Vietnamese pharmaceutical market and will serve as an export platform to 
ASEAN(*) countries. 
The investment in this new plant will amount to USD 75 million and will
constitute Sanofi's largest investment in Vietnam to date. With an initial
capacity of 90 million units per year - and a possible extension up to 150
million units - the facility will produce high-quality pharmaceuticals and
consumer healthcare products. The plant is scheduled to be fully operational 
by the end of 2015 and will join Sanofi's existing network of 40 manufacturing
sites in Emerging Markets. 
"This new production and development center is the largest investment ever made
by Sanofi in Vietnam and illustrates our commitment to bringing high quality
medicines to a broader population in Vietnam", said Christopher A. Viehbacher,
Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi. "Sanofi has been present in Vietnam for more
than 50 years and has built the number 1 position in one of the most dynamic
South East Asian countries. This new investment will contribute to further
strengthen Sanofi's leadership position in Emerging Markets". 
(*) ASEAN: Association of South East Asian Nations 
About Sanofi in Vietnam
Sanofi Vietnam head office is located in Ho Chi Minh City. Its products have
been present in Vietnam for more than 50 years. The company currently has about
1,200 employees working nationwide. Sanofi is the only foreign pharmaceutical
company with two WHO-GMP certified manufacturing facilities in Ho Chi Minh 
City, manufacturing 80% of the volume of Sanofi products marketed in Vietnam. 
The long history, wide product portfolio, and leading position in the country 
give Sanofi a unique expertise to answer the patients' needs in Vietnam. Sanofi
has established a strong partnership with Vinapharm since 1993. In 2012, Sanofi
Vietnam is the market leader with a market share of 4%. For more detail
information, please visit website:  
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, consumer healthcare, emerging
markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris 
(EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). For more information, please visit
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