Sanofi-Aventis Japan To Merge Sanofi-Synthelabo (SNY) And Aventis Pharma Japan In January  
11/2/2005 11:43:21 AM

Tokyo (JCN) Nov 1, 2005- sanoif-aventis Japan announced on October 31 that the legal merger of Sanofi-Synthelabo and Aventis Pharma Japan was officially approved by the two companies. Accordingly, the new company, sanofi-aventis K.K., will be formally inaugurated as of January 1, 2006. With this move, the sanofi-aventis Group will go on offensive in Japan, the world's second largest pharmaceutical market.