BASINGSTOKE, England and PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP)(NASDAQ: SHPGY)(TSX: SHQ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, acknowledges that it inadvertently released some limited, out of date, financial data on its website in the consensus page on 18 February 2008. The company advises investors to disregard this data. This data was removed on 19 February 2008 from the website. As previously announced, the company will release its FY07 results and 2008 guidance at 12:00 GMT, tomorrow 21 February 2008.
Notes to Editors
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 and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), human genetic therapies (HGT), gastrointestinal (GI) and renal diseases. The structure is sufficiently flexible to allow Shire to target new therapeutic areas to the extent opportunities arise through acquisitions. Shire's in-licensing, merger and acquisition efforts are focused on products in niche markets with strong intellectual property protection either in the US or Europe. Shire believes that a carefully selected 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: http://www.shire.com.
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