Media advisory - Sanofi Canada Inaugurates New Corporate Head Office in Laval, Quebec

MONTREAL, May 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the inauguration of global healthcare leader Sanofi's new state-of-the-art Canadian head office located in Laval, Quebec. The event will be hosted by Sanofi Canada's President and CEO, Mr. Jon Fairest in the company of Laval Mayor Mr. Alexandre Duplessis, His Excellency Mr. Philippe Zeller Ambassador of France to Canada and Quebec Minister of Finance and the Economy, Mr. Nicolas Marceau.

Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi companies in Canada include Sanofi Canada (pharmaceuticals), Sanofi Pasteur (vaccines), Sanofi Consumer Health (health and beauty), Genzyme (rare diseases) and Merial (animal health). Together they employ more than 1,700 people across the country. In 2012 Sanofi companies invested $122 million in R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.


WHAT: Inauguration of new Canadian corporate head office

Mr. Alexandre Duplessis, Mayor of Laval
His Excellency Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada
Mr. Nicolas Marceau, Quebec Minister of Finance and the Economy
Mr. Jon Fairest, President and CEO, Sanofi Canada
WHEN: Monday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m*
WHERE: 2905 Place Louis-R.-Renaud in Laval, Quebec.

*Members of the media are advised to arrive 15 to 30 minutes in advance to set up.




For further information:

Sanofi Canada
TEL.: 514 956-4188 
CELL.: 514 235-4380

Stephanie Lyttle
NATIONAL Public Relations
TEL.: 514-843-2365
CELL.: 514-501-8685

Roch Landriault
NATIONAL Public Relations
TEL.: 514-843-2345

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