CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
We hereby consent to the use in this Registration Statement on Form 20-F of our reports dated February 19, 2002, relating to
the financial statements of Sanofi~Synthélabo, which appear in such Registration Statement.
June 25 , 2002
Befec – Price Waterhouse
Member of PricewaterhouseCoopers
/s/ Jacques Denizeau