February 24, 2011

Sanofi-Aventis Announces Approval and Closing of BMP Sunstone Acquisition Creating a Strong Consumer Health Care Platform in China

 

Sanofi-Aventis Announces Approval and Closing of BMP Sunstone Acquisition Creating a Strong Consumer Health Care Platform in China

New York, New York and Paris, France – February 24, 2011 – Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN; NYSE: SNY) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of BMP Sunstone Corporation (NASDAQ: BJGP). At a special meeting of stockholders held today, BMP Sunstone stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement among BMP Sunstone, sanofi-aventis and Star 2010, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of sanofi-aventis, dated October 28, 2010, as amended on November 22, 2010. Following the special meeting, the merger was completed.