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Sanofi-Aventis Inaugurates First Asian Development Centre for Pharmaceuticals in Goa, India

- Largest single investment in India to date -

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2007-Sanofi-aventis celebrated today the opening of its first Asian pharmaceutical development centre in Goa, India. The investment in the Goa development centre (GDC) represents the group’s single largest investment in India to date and is testament to sanofi-aventis’ strategy to expand its presence and accelerate growth both in India and in Asia. As sanofi-aventis’ first Asian hub for analytical and pharmaceutical formulation development, the 2, 600 square metres GDC will have the capacity to develop up to 12 pharmaceutical compounds per year. Located close to sanofi-aventis’ state of the art manufacturing facility in Goa, it will play a pivotal role in allowing the group to introduce new, quality medicines rapidly both in Asia Pacific and the global marketplace.

“I am very pleased to inaugurate the Goa development centre which will serve to expand sanofi-aventis’ capacity to develop and produce medicines adapted to local market needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The GDC will be a cornerstone of our success in Asia and should enable us to leverage our formulation development efforts worldwide”, said Olivier Charmeil, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific.

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Sanofi-aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. Sanofi-aventis is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:
SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

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Posted: December 2007

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