Sanofi fourth-quarter and full-year net sales

SanofiIn the fourth quarter of 2011, Sanofi generated sales of €8,508 million, up 8.8% on a reported basis. Exchange rate movements had a negative effect of 0.4 percentage points. The positive effect from the Japanese yen, the U.S. dollar and the Chinese Yuan was offset by an unfavorable impact from various currencies (notably the Venezuelan Bolivar, Turkish Lira and the Brazilian Real). At constant exchange rates, and including changes in the scope of consolidation (primarily the consolidation of Genzyme), net sales increased by 9.2%.

Sales in 2011 grew 3.2% on a reported basis to €33,389 million. Exchange rate movements had an unfavorable effect of 2.1 percentage points. The impact of the depreciation of the U.S. dollar, Venezuelan Bolivar and Turkish Lira against the Euro was mitigated by the favorable effect of the Japanese Yen and Australian dollar. At constant exchange rates, and accounting for changes in the scope of consolidation (primarily the consolidation of Genzyme from April 1), net sales increased by 5.3%. Excluding Genzyme and A/H1N1 sales, 2011 sales decreased by 1.2%.

Sales of the Group's growth platforms grew by 7.7% in the fourth quarter. Emerging Markets, Diabetes, Consumer Health Care and Animal Health grew at a double-digit pace in the quarter. The Group's growth platforms together with Genzyme accounted for 66.4% of total consolidated sales in Q4 2011, up from 58.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010. In 2011, the growth platforms and Genzyme comprised 65.0% of total consolidated sales compared with 56.9% in 2010. Full year 2011 sales of growth platforms grew 10.8% excluding A/H1N1 vaccines sales.

Fourth-quarter sales for the Pharmaceuticals business reached €7,220 million, an increase of 10.5%, which reflects the positive contribution (€831 million) from Genzyme (consolidated from April 1, 2011) as well as the negative effect of generic competition to Lovenox®, Ambien® CR and Taxotere® in the U.S., Plavix® and Taxotere® in the EU, and the impact of EU austerity measures. Full year 2011 pharmaceuticals sales were €27,890 million, an increase of 6.7%.

Commenting on the Group's performance in 2011, Sanofi Chief Executive Officer, Christopher A. Viehbacher said, "2011 was a key year in transforming Sanofi. We successfully acquired and integrated Genzyme, our growth platforms3 recorded double-digit growth, we delivered cost savings as planned and submitted filings to regulatory authorities for five new products. Several product exclusivity losses were absorbed and we successfully limited the impact on business EPS. Beyond the remaining patent cliff in 2012, the robust performance of our diversified growth platforms, the reduced exposure to future patent expiries and progress on R&D, position Sanofi for a period of sustainable growth."

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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