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Shire Appoints Sylvie Gregoire President of Human Genetic Therapies Business
Date:9/24/2007

ter syndrome in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, among other regions. In addition, REPLAGAL(TM), for the treatment of Fabry disease, which is available in Europe and other regions outside of the US, continues to perform well.

"Shire HGT is well-positioned for sustained growth, with a strong portfolio and pipeline offering a range of potential therapies for patients suffering from genetic diseases," said Sylvie Gregoire, President of Shire HGT. "Elaprase has been successfully launched globally, Replagal continues to perform well and we have some exciting opportunities in our early pipeline as well as in our business development prospects. I am very excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working with a team of professionals dedicated to addressing the needs of patients with genetic diseases, and leading our business through its next phase of development."

Sylvie most recently served as Chairwoman of the Board for IDM Pharma. Prior to IDM Pharma, she was President & Chief Executive Officer of GlycoFi(TM), Inc. (acquired by Merck & Co. in May 2006), a biotechnology company developing biologics independently and with partners. Prior to this, Sylvie was EVP of Technical Operations and a member of the management team at Biogen. She also held various senior clinical and regulatory affairs roles at Merck & Co. in the US and abroad. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for IDM Pharma, Thallion Pharmaceuticals and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, she was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Food Bank. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the International School of Boston. Sylvie received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her pharmacy graduate degree from the Universite Laval in Quebec City, Canada.

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