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Sanofi pledges new 1 billion euros worth of investments in French production sites

FILE PHOTO: The logo of French drugmaker Sanofi is seen a the Sanofi Genzyme Polyclonals in Lyon

PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi on Monday announced it would invest over 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to create new medicines and vaccine production capacities at three of its French sites.

The announcement came ahead of this year's "Choose France" event - an annual summit aimed at attracting foreign investment to France.

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(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)