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Results of the Annual General Meeting Held on September 24, 2008

DUBLIN, Ireland, September 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire Limited (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that at its Annual General Meeting today, all resolutions contained in the notice of meeting were duly passed and the results of the poll are as follows:

For* Against Withheld**

1. To elect Mr Matthew 301,376,910 4,696,170 25,441,808

Emmens as a Director

of the Company

2. To elect Mr Angus 331,225,599 138,229 151,060

Russell as a

Director of the


3. To elect Mr Graham 331,234,635 127,173 153,080

Hetherington as a

Director of the


4. To elect Dr Barry 328,858,454 2,501,778 154,656

Price as a Director

of the Company

5. To elect Mr David 330,945,634 412,470 156,784

Kappler as a

Director of the


6. To elect Dr Jeffrey 331,221,109 138,828 154,951

Leiden as a Director

of the Company

7. To elect Mr Patrick 330,949,493 412,089 153,306

Langlois as a

Director of the


8. To elect Ms Kate 331,014,606 346,949 153,333

Nealon as a Director

of the Company

9. To elect Mr David 327,884,774 2,101,928 1,528,186

Mott as a Director

of the Company

10. To elect Dr Michael 331,232,603 126,815 155,470

Rosenblatt as a

Director of the


11. To re-appoint 327,634,578 1,301,388 2,578,922

Deloitte & Touche

LLP as Auditors of

the Company

12. To authorise the 331,225,599 1,470,679 159,584

Audit, Compliance

and Risk Committee

to determine the

remuneration of the


13. To authorise the 328,104,104 3,189,130 221,654

allotment of shares

14. To authorise the 329,760,418 1,575,955 178,515

disapplication of

pre-emption rights

15. To authorise market 330,598,450 729,745 186,693


16. To change the name 331,323,817 31,609 159,462

of the Company to

Shire plc

Notes to Editors

Shire Limited 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:

For further information please contact:

Investor Relations Clea Rosenfeld (Rest of the World) +44-1256-894-160

Eric Rojas (North America) +1-484-595-8252

Media Jessica Mann (Rest of the World) +44-1256-894-280

Matthew Cabrey (North America) +1-484-595-8248

Jessica Cotrone (North America) +1-617-613-4640

SOURCE Shire Ltd
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