Shire to participate at the Cowen 37th Annual Healthcare Conference

March 1, 2017

Lexington, MA – March 1, 2017 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that Jeff Poulton, Chief Financial Officer, will participate at the Cowen 37th Annual Healthcare Conference in Boston, MA on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:20 p.m. ET (18:20 GMT).

A live audio webcast will be available on the Presentations and Webcasts section of Shire's Investor website at http://investors.shire.com/presentations-and-webcasts/. Subsequently, a replay of the webcast will be available on this same website for approximately 90 days.

For further information please contact:

Investor Relations

   
Ian Karp ikarp@shire.com +1 781 482 9018
Robert Coates rcoates@shire.com +44 1256 894874

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Shire

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

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