Sanofi to continue opportunistic share buybacks

PARIS Thu Feb 7, 2013 8:36am EST

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PARIS Feb 7 (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi plans to continue buying back shares on an opportunistic basis this year, according to slides published on its website ahead of a presentation to analysts on Thursday.

The company repurchased a total of 822 million euros ($1.11 billion) worth of shares last year, according to the slides. ($1 = 0.7387 euros) (Reporting by Elena Berton; Editing by James Regan)