Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Sanofi-Aventis Securities Litigation

  Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Sanofi-Aventis Securities
  Litigation

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NEW YORK -- October 22, 2013

The following statement is being issued by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
pursuant to an order of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York:

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                                :   Civil Action No. 1:07-cv-10279-GBD
In re SANOFI-AVENTIS SECURITIES
LITIGATION                      :   

                                :   CLASS ACTION
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This Document Relates To:           ECF CASE
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ALL ACTIONS.                      SUMMARY NOTICE
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      ALL PERSONS WHO PURCHASED SANOFI-AVENTIS SA (“SANOFI”) AMERICAN
TO:  DEPOSITORY RECEIPTS (“ADRs”) DURING THE TIME PERIOD FEBRUARY 24, 2006
      THROUGH JUNE 13, 2007 (THE “CLASS PERIOD”), INCLUSIVE

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, pursuant to an Order of the United States District
Court for the Southern District of New York, that a hearing will be held on
January 9, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., before the Honorable George B. Daniels, United
States District Judge, at the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500
Pearl Street, Courtroom 11A, New York, New York 10007, for the purpose of
determining: (1) whether the proposed settlement of the claims in the
Litigation for the principal amount of $40,000,000.00 should be approved by
the Court as fair, reasonable, and adequate; (2) whether a Final Judgment and
Order of Dismissal with Prejudice should be entered by the Court dismissing
the Litigation with prejudice; (3) whether the Plan of Allocation is fair,
reasonable, and adequate and should be approved; and (4) whether the
application of Plaintiff’s counsel for the payment of attorneys’ fees and
expenses and the Representative Plaintiffs’ expenses in connection with this
Litigation should be approved.

IF YOU PURCHASED ANY SANOFI ADRs DURING THE TIME PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 24, 2006
THROUGH JUNE 13, 2007, INCLUSIVE, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE
SETTLEMENT OF THIS LITIGATION, INCLUDING THE RELEASE AND EXTINGUISHMENT OF
CLAIMS YOU MAY POSSESS RELATING TO YOUR PURCHASE OF SANOFI ADRs DURING THE
CLASS PERIOD. If you have not received a detailed Notice of Pendency of Class
Action and Proposed Settlement, Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Settlement
Fairness Hearing (“Notice”) and a copy of the Proof of Claim form, you may
obtain copies by writing to Sanofi-Aventis Securities Litigation, Claims
Administrator, c/o Gilardi & Co. LLC, P.O. Box 990, Corte Madera, CA
94976-0990, or on the Internet at www.gilardi.com. If you are a Class Member,
in order to share in the distribution of the Net Settlement Fund, you must
submit a Proof of Claim no later than January 14, 2014, establishing that you
are entitled to recovery.

If you purchased Sanofi ADRs and you desire to be excluded from the Class, you
must submit a request for exclusion postmarked no later than December 16,
2013, in the manner and form explained in the detailed Notice referred to
above. All Members of the Class who do not timely and validly request
exclusion from the Class will be bound by any judgment entered in the
Litigation pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.

Any objection to the settlement must be received by each of the following
recipients no later than December 16, 2013:

   CLERK OF THE COURT
      UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
      SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
      Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse
      500 Pearl Street
      New York, NY 10007
      
      Class Counsel:
      
      ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP
      TOR GRONBORG
      ELLEN GUSIKOFF STEWART
      TRIG SMITH
      LAURIE LARGENT
      655 W. Broadway, Suite 1900
      San Diego, CA 92101
      
      Counsel for Defendants:
      
      CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON LLP
      LEWIS LIMAN
      AVRAM LUFT
      One Liberty Plaza
      New York, NY 10006

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR THE CLERK’S OFFICE REGARDING THIS NOTICE.
If you have any questions about the settlement, you may contact Class Counsel
at the address listed above.

                              BY ORDER OF THE COURT
DATED: September 20, 2013   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
                              SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


Contact:

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Tor Gronberg, 619-231-1058
 
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