SHIRE PLC: Purchase of Shares by Employee Benefit Trust

Purchase of Shares by Employee Benefit Trust 
May 8, 2013 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty
biopharmaceutical company, announces that the Shire Employee Benefit Trust (the
"Trust") has been requested to purchase up to a total of US$50 million of Shire
plc American Depositary Shares (ADSs) over the period May 8, 2013 to July 31,
Any such purchases will be made for the benefit of the Trust, in connection
with Shire's management of its various employee share schemes. Any purchases
have been requested to be made on an irrevocable, non-discretionary, rolling
For further information please contact: 
Investor Relations                                                              
Eric Rojas                         +1 781 482 0999    
Sarah Elton-Farr               +44 1256 894157    
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives. 
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty
medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs. 
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal,
Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and we are developing treatments
for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted
therapeutic areas. 
Registered in Jersey, No. 99854, 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX 
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