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24 Mar 2011
2010 Annual Report – DTR 6.3.5 Disclosure

March 24, 2011 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that the following documents have today been posted or otherwise made available to shareholders:

  • 2010 Annual Report
  • Notice of the 2011 Annual General Meeting
  • Form of Proxy

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, a copy of each of these documents has been uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing shortly.

The 2010 Annual Report and Accounts and Notice of the 2011 Annual General Meeting are also available on Shire’s website at

Disclosure & Transparency Rule (DTR) 6.3.5 requires the Company to disclose to the media certain information from its Annual Report, if that information is of a type that would be required to be disseminated in a half-yearly report.  Accordingly, the Appendix to this announcement contains a management report and the directors’ responsibility statement.  It should be read in conjunction with the Company’s unaudited full year results for the year ended December 31, 2010, issued on February 10, 2011 which comprises the Company’s consolidated financial statements prepared under U.S. GAAP (‘Group financial statements’).  The Appendix together with the unaudited full year results constitute the material required by DTR 6.3.5 to be communicated to the media in unedited full text through a Regulated Information Service.  This material is not a substitute for reading the full 2010 Annual Report.

The information included in the Appendix is extracted from the 2010 Annual Report which was approved by the Directors on February 23, 2011.

Tony Guthrie
Deputy Company Secretary

For further information please contact:

Investor Relations
Eric Rojas (
+1 781 482 0999

Please click on the links below to view the full PDF of this announcement or the Notice of AGM:

2010 Annual Report – DTR 6.3.5 Disclosure (215 Kb PDF)

Notice of the 2011 Annual General Meeting (142 Kb PDF)

The 2010 Annual Report is available to view online or download.

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