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Publication of Shire plc's Annual Report 2008
Date:3/25/2009

ve patients and patients previously treated with imiglucerase across three clinical studies. It is anticipated that this development program will support global filings in the second half of 2009.

HGT-1111 / METAZYM - for the treatment of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy ('MLD')

Shire has an ongoing enzyme replacement therapy program for the treatment of MLD, which is a lysosomal storage disorder that results from a deficiency in the enzyme arylsulfatase-A ('ASA'). In June 2008 Shire completed its acquisition from Zymenex of the global rights to a clinical candidate ASA, known as METAZYM. METAZYM has completed a Phase 1b clinical trial in 12 MLD patients in Europe and an extension to this study is ongoing. The product has been granted orphan drug designation in the US and in the EU. The current plan is to initiate a Phase 2/3 clinical trial in the first half of 2009. This product is now referred to as HGT-1111.

HGT-1110 was in development at Shire for the treatment of MLD following successful pre-clinical proof of concept studies. The HGT-1110 program was replaced with the HGT-1111 development program upon completion of the acquisition from Zymenex.

HGT-2310 - Hunter syndrome with central nervous system symptoms, idursulfase-IT

Following the acceptance by the FDA in January 2008 of Shire's Investigational New Drug Application for idursulfase-IT (HGT-2310 -formerly referred to as ELAPRASE for Hunter syndrome patients with significant central nervous system symptoms - 'Hunter CNS') the Group plans to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial in the first quarter of 2009.

HGT-1410 for Sanfilippo Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA)

HGT-1410 is in development as an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Sanfilippo Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIA), a lysosomal storage disorder.

HGT-2610 for the treatment of Krabbe disease (Globoid Cell
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