SHIRE PLC: Transaction in Own Shares

Transaction in Own Shares 
November 9, 2012 - Shire plc (the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG),
announces that in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the
Company's Annual General Meeting on April 24, 2012 it purchased 68,888 of its
ordinary shares of 5 pence each on November 9, 2012. The highest and lowest
price paid was 1770.00 pence per share and 1748.00 pence per share
respectively. 
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above
purchase, the Company holds 960,272 shares as treasury shares, and has
561,580,615 shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). 
For further information please contact: 
Investor Relations                                                              
                                                                           
Eric Rojas                          erojas@shire.com         +1 781 482 0999    
                                                                           
Sarah Elton-Farr                    seltonfarr@shire.com     +44 1256 894157    
Notes to editors 
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. 
Through our deep understanding of patients' needs, we develop and provide
healthcare in the areas of: 
* Behavioral Health and Gastro Intestinal conditions 


      * Rare Diseases
      * Regenerative Medicine
    as well as other symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians.

We aspire to imagine and lead the future of healthcare, creating value for
patients, physicians, policymakers, payors and our shareholders.


                                                                  
Registered in Jersey, No. 99854, 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX 
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