February 3, 2016 - Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) (the “Company”) announces that it was notified today that deferred American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) granted to Ginger Gregory, a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities, were automatically released today in accordance with the terms of a deferred share award granted in February 2014. One ADS is equal to three Ordinary shares of 5 pence each in the Company.
The number of ADSs released and the number that lapsed are as follows:
(1)In accordance with the terms of the deferred share award, upon vesting the deferred ADSs were increased by an amount equivalent to the value of dividends paid by the Company in respect of the deferred ADSs from the date of grant to the date of vesting.
(2)The number of ADSs lapsed is equivalent in value to Ms. Gregory’s tax liability resulting from the release of the deferred ADSs.
No amount was payable by Ms. Gregory on release.
This notification is to satisfy the Company’s obligations under 3.1.4(R)(1)(a) of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules.
Senior Assistant Company Secretary
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