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RESCHEDULING OF THE TRIAL DATE IN THE UNITED STATES PLAVIX® LITIGATION

Pressmeddelande   •   Mar 01, 2006 15:28 CET

At the request of Apotex and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, citing scheduling
conflicts for their legal counsels, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has
rescheduled the trial date for the Plavix® patent litigation originally set for April 3, 2006.

The new
date is June 12, 2006, though the Court indicated that the date may be later, depending on the duration
of the trial of another, earlier case. Sanofi-aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb did not object to the
defendants’ request to reset the trial date.

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