PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Sanofi – Aventis Pakistan Limited’s dispatch of final dividend warrants to shareholders without printing of cnic # on the dividend warrants – year ended December 31, 2011

Karachi, June 04, 2012 (PPI-OT): Further to our letter dated May 17, 2012 regarding dispatch of final dividend warrants to shareholders, whose CNIC # were available with the Company, @ Rs. 10/- per share (i.e. 100%) out of profits for the year ended December 31, 2011. This is to inform you that, in line with the instructions received from SECP, we have also dispatched dividend warrants referred to above to all those shareholders whose CNIC # were not available in the Company’s record together with the note enclosed herewith thereby providing all such shareholders last opportunity to submit photocopy of their valid CNIC numbers with the Company or Company’s share registrar.

With reference to above subject and the notification vide SRO. No. 779 dated 18th August 2011 requiring printing of CNIC # of all shareholders on their Dividend Warrants, this is to inform you that your CNIC # is not available with us in the members record, accordingly, in order to comply with the requirements of above-mentioned notification you are requested to please submit photocopy of your valid CNIC # either to the Company or submit the same directly to our share registrar – M/s. FAMCO Associates (Pvt.) Limited situated at 1-A, First Floor, State Life Building, Off. I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi. Further, also mention your folio number with the copy of the CNIC details.

Moreover, in line with the instructions received from Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), we would like to inform you that this is last opportunity being provided to you for submitting the photocopy of your valid CNIC numbers and from now onwards, all your future dividend warrants will be withheld by the Company until the compliance of the above referred notification.

We are pleased to inform you that the dividend warrants for in respect of final dividend @ Rs. 10/- per share (i.e. 100%) out of profits for the year ended December 31, 2011 have been dispatched to the shareholders, by TCS Courier Services as on May 16, 2012, whose CNIC numbers was available with the Company in the members register, The dispatch of dividend warrants as mentioned above have been made in compliance with the requirements of the notification vide SRO No. 779 dated 18th August 2011 requiring printing of CNIC # of all shareholders on their Dividend Warrants.

Further, to inform you that vide our letter dated May 4, 2012, we have sought permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) for dispatch of dividend warrants to the shareholders for whom CNIC number is not available with us. SECP’s approval in respect of the above subject is still awaited; accordingly, to comply with the requirements of SRO No. 779 dated 16th August 2011, the dividend warrants in respect of the above mentioned shareholders have been withheld by the Company until permission thereof is granted by the SECP.

For more information, Contact:
Muhammad Irfan
Head of Accounts and Company Secretary
Sanofi – Aventis Pakistan Limited
Plot No. 23, Sector No. 22,
Korangi Industrial Area,
Karachi-74000,
Tel: +92-21-3506 0221-35,
Fax: 92-21-3506 058, +92-21-3506 4490

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