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Shire Supports Rare Disease Day 2010
Date:3/1/2010

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts and BASINGSTOKE, England, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will actively support Rare Disease Day across the world by generating media coverage in many countries to raise awareness and understanding of rare diseases.

Rare Disease Day seeks to call attention to rare diseases as a public health issue, and to reinforce the increased need for access to information, research and treatment. It is coordinated at the international level by European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) and by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) in the US.

It is estimated that there are between 5,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases affecting 250 million people in the world. Shire has commercially approved and available treatments for Fabry disease, Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) and Hunter syndrome. In addition, Shire expects the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue its decision for VPRIVTM (velaglucerase alfa for injection), Shire's investigational enzyme replacement treatment for Type 1 Gaucher disease, by February 28.

"For many patients and their families, the journey to a diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be a long, complicated process," said Sylvie Gregoire, President of Shire Human Genetic Therapies (HGT). "Shire is committed to enabling people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives - and for us, this includes improving access to information as well as providing much-needed treatment for rare diseases."

    Shire's Global Rare Disease Day Initiatives include:

    - Extending BraveCommunity.com (http://www.bravecommunity.com), its
    online resource center that aims to connect patients with each other and
    to provide important information about rare diseases.

    - Supporting the Global Genes Project (http://www.globalgenesproject.org)
    , a grassroots effort to use denim jeans to raise global awareness of
    rare genetic disorders.

    - Supporting its non-profit partners as they visit Capitol Hill to
    advocate for patients with rare diseases in Washington, D.C.,

    - Co-sponsoring with FEDER (Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases) the
    Annual Running Race for Rare Disease Day in Madrid, Spain.

    - Organizing a special walk on February 28th in Brazil to raise awareness
    of rare diseases in the country. It is expected that more than 20 patient
    organizations and their members will participate.


    For the full press release please visit http://www.bravecommunity.com
    Media Contact
    Jessica Mann (Rest of the World) +44(0)1256-894-280

    Jessica Cotrone (North America, HGT) +1-617-613-4640
    http://www.shire.com

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