SHIRE PLC: Elections for Interim Dividend

Elections for Interim Dividend in Respect of the Six Months to December 31, 
March 1, 2013 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), announced on February 14,
2013 an interim dividend of 14.60 US cents per Ordinary Share payable on April
9, 2013 to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on
March 8, 2013. 
Shareholders are reminded that the final date for submission of elections to
receive UK sourced dividends via the income access share arrangements is March
8, 2013. 
In the absence of any such elections, previous elections or deemed elections
will remain in force. 
Shareholders who do not elect (or have not been deemed to elect) to receive UK
sourced dividends through the income access share arrangements are reminded
that their dividends will be Irish sourced and subject to Irish dividend
withholding tax unless the Company's Registrars are in possession of a valid
exemption form by 5pm on March 8, 2013.  Exemption forms may be submitted by
email to 
Enquiries may be addressed to the Company Registrars' Dividend Planning Team on
+ 44 (0) 1903 854 268. 
Tony Guthrie
Deputy Company Secretary 
For further information please contact: 
Investor Relations                                                              
Eric Rojas                         +1 781 482 0999    
Sarah Elton-Farr               +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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