03 Sep 2009
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company (the “Company”), announces that on September 2, 2009, Ms Barbara Deptula, a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibility, exercised an option over 110,000 Shire ordinary shares of £0.05 (“Shares”) at an exercise price of £5.585. Ms Deptula chose to use a net settled cashless exercise facility run by the Company which resulted in a total of 49,798 Shares being allotted to her. The option over the remaining 60,202 Shares lapsed.
The Company also announces that on the same day, Ms Deptula sold 49,798 Shares at a price of £10.205.
Following this transaction Ms Deptula retains stock appreciation rights and performance shares over a total of 220,005 Shares in the Company.
This notification is to satisfy the Company’s obligations under 3.1.4(R)(1)(a) of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Deputy Company Secretary
For further information please contact:
Cléa Rosenfeld (Rest of the World) +44 1256 894 160
Eric Rojas (North America) +1 617 551 9715
Notes to editors
Shire’s strategic goal is to become the leading specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. Shire focuses its business on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT) and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases as well as opportunities in other therapeutic areas to the extent they arise through acquisitions. Shire’s in-licensing, merger and acquisition efforts are focused on products in specialist markets with strong intellectual property protection and global rights. Shire believes that a carefully selected and balanced portfolio of products with strategically aligned and relatively small-scale sales forces will deliver strong results.
For further information on Shire, please visit the Company’s website: www.shire.com.