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FAQ - Shares / ADR / ADS

Where are your shares traded?

Our shares are traded on both the Euronext-Paris under the symbol SAN and are also available in the form of ADS's (American Depositary Shares) on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNY.


What is your stock symbol on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)?



What is an ADR/ADS?

ADR stands for an American Depositary Receipt. ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. An ADR is a receipt for the shares of a foreign-based corporation held by a local custodian bank on behalf of the ADR Depositary Bank, entitling the shareholder to all dividends and capital gains. An ADR is the certificate that represents a number of ADSs.

In the U.S., Sanofi stock is traded under a Sponsored Level II ADR Program. In a level II ADR program, the American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), thereby offering a higher visibility in the U.S. market, more active trading and greater liquidity.

Level II ADR programs must comply with the full registration and reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for foreign private issuers. This entails, among other things, the filing of a form 20-F registration statement to register the listing of ADRs, including financial statements and a reconciliation of those statements to U.S. GAAP, and the filing of an annual report on Form 20-F for each year following the initial registration.

ADRs are issued by a U.S. bank, in Sanofi’s case JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., acting as a depositary of our ADSs.


What is the ratio of ADSs to common shares?

2 ADSs equal 1 ordinary share.


How do I purchase Sanofi ADRs?

You may contact a licensed stockbroker to purchase shares, just as you would U.S. securities or may buy directly from our ADR depository bank, JPMorgan Chase.

To receive more information, please contact:

  • Regular correspondence:
    JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
    P.O. BOX 64504
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0504
  • Delivery of stock certificates and overnight mail:
    JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
    1110 Centre Pointe Curve, suite 101
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100
  • General inquiries concerning ADRs:
    JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
    American Depositary Receipts
    4 New York Plaza, Floor 12
    New York, NY 10004 - USA
  • Toll-free number in the U.S.: (1) 877 272 9475
  • For international callers: (1) 651 453 2128
  • Email:

Can I buy ADS’s directly from Sanofi?

No, but investors can purchase Sanofi American Depositary Shares listed on the NYSE through JPMorgan. To enroll, visit:


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Annual General Meeting

The AGM 2017 was held on May 10, 2017.


The AGM 2018 will take place on May 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm CEST at the Palais de Congrès in Paris, France