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SHIRE PLC: Agreement to Supply Adderall XR(R) Authorized Generic


Shire Enters Into Agreement to Supply Adderall XR® Authorized Generic

Philadelphia, PA, United States - December 2, 2013 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), announces that its subsidiary Shire US Inc. has entered into an agreement to supply an authorized generic version of its product Adderall XR. Under the agreement, Sandoz Inc. will market an authorized generic version of Adderall XR® beginning July 1, 2016. From the December 1, 2013 effective date of the agreement through the end of the agreement's five-year term, Sandoz has agreed to exclusively sell the authorized generic version of Adderall XR supplied by Shire.

Shire will manufacture and supply Sandoz with all dosage strengths of the authorized generic product. Sandoz will distribute the product in the United States. Shire will receive a royalty from Sandoz's sales of the product.

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

Media

Jessica Mann jmann@shire.com +44 1256 894 280

Gwen Fisher gfisher@shire.com +1 484 595 9836

NOTES TO EDITORS

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.

www.shire.com

FORWARD - LOOKING STATEMENTS - "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

Statements included in this announcement that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire's results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, that:

* Shire's products may not be a commercial success;


      * revenues from ADDERALL XR are subject to generic erosion;
      * the failure to obtain and maintain reimbursement, or an adequate level of
    reimbursement, by third-party payors in a timely manner for Shire's
    products may impact future revenues and earnings;
      * Shire relies on a single source for manufacture of certain of its products
    and a disruption to the supply chain for those products may result in Shire
    being unable to continue marketing or developing a product or may result in
    Shire being unable to do so on a commercially viable basis;
      * Shire uses third party manufacturers to manufacture many of its products
    and is reliant upon third party contractors for certain goods and services,
    and any inability of these third party manufacturers to manufacture
    products, or any failure of these third party contractors to provide these
    goods and services, in each case in accordance with its respective
    contractual obligations, could adversely affect Shire's ability to manage
    its manufacturing processes or to operate its business;
      * the development, approval and manufacturing of Shire's products is subject
    to extensive oversight by various regulatory agencies and regulatory
    approvals or interventions associated with changes to manufacturing sites,
    ingredients or manufacturing processes could lead to significant delays,
    increase in operating costs, lost product sales, an interruption of
    research activities or the delay of new product launches;
      * the actions of certain customers could affect Shire 's ability to sell or
    market products profitably and fluctuations in buying or distribution
    patterns by such customers could adversely impact Shire's revenues,
    financial conditions or results of operations;
      * investigations or enforcement action by regulatory authorities or law
    enforcement agencies relating to Shire's activities in the highly regulated
    markets in which it operates may result in the distraction of senior
    management, significant legal costs and the payment of substantial
    compensation or fines;
      * adverse outcomes in legal matters and other disputes, including Shire's
    ability to obtain, maintain, enforce and defend patents and other
    intellectual property rights required for its business, could have a
    material adverse effect on Shire's revenues, financial condition or results
    of operations;

and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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

Press Release

www.shire.com

END

-0- Dec/02/2013 12:00 GMT

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