Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) (the “Company”), in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority's (the “FCA”) Disclosure and Transparency Rule 5.6.1R, notifies the market of the following:
At close of business on July 31, 2014, the Company’s issued ordinary share capital comprised 589,538,765 ordinary shares of 5 pence each with voting rights and a further 9,019,832 ordinary shares held in treasury.
Therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 589,538,765. This is the figure which should be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Deputy Company Secretary
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+1 781 482 0945
+44 1256 894157
+1 781 482 0460
+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 focus on providing treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas, such as Ophthalmology.