Definitions beginning with the letter D
Deferred Settlement Service (SRD)
This service, known in French as the service à règlement différé (SRD), enables investors to buy or sell shares on credit in return for a supplementary fee.
When we refer to the “worldwide presence” of a product, we mean our consolidated net sales of that product, minus sales of the product to our alliance partners plus non-consolidated sales made through our alliances with Bristol-Myers Squibb on Plavix®/Iscover® (clopidogrel bisulfate) and Aprovel®/Avapro®/Karvea® (irbesartan), based on information provided to us by our alliance partner.
Portion of a company’s net profit paid out to shareholders.
Document de Référence
The Document de référence or Annual Report - Registration document is a French-language document containing full legal, business and accounting information about a company for the previous financial year; it is filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), and remains valid for 12 months. Sanofi filed its 2011 Document de référence on March 7, 2012. The Document de référence is broadly equivalent to the Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.