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Shire plc: Excellent Performance Across All Areas of the Business and Accelerating New Product Sales Drive Revenue Growth of 36%
Date:2/21/2008

6, the continued shift to the 1 gram strength tablet launched in 2006, partially offset by higher sales deductions in 2007 compared to the same period in 2006 (relating to a one-off provision made in 2007 for returns of the 750mg dose).

DYNEPO - Anemia associated with CKD

DYNEPO was launched in March 2007 in Germany and later in the year in the UK, France, Italy, and Ireland with sales for 2007 reaching $14.2 million.

CARBATROL - Epilepsy

US prescriptions for CARBATROL for the year to December 31, 2007 were down 5% compared to the same period in 2006. This was primarily due to a comparable decline in the US extended release carbamazepine prescription market; CARBATROL's average market share remained constant.

Sales of CARBATROL for the year to December 31, 2007 were $72.3 million, an increase of 6% compared to the same period in 2006 (2006: $68.3 million). Product sales increased despite the decrease in prescriptions, due to a sales price increase in April 2007 and restocking to normal levels, partially offset by higher sales deductions.

Patent litigation proceedings relating to CARBATROL are ongoing. Further information about this litigation can be found in our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year to December 31, 2006 and our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period to September 30, 2007.

XAGRID - Thrombocythemia

Sales for the year to December 31, 2007 were $66.8 million, an increase of 25% compared to the same period in 2006 (2006: $53.3 million). Expressed in transaction currencies (XAGRID is primarily sold in Euros and Pounds sterling), sales increased by 15% due to growth in many of Shire's existing markets, with exchange rate movements against the US dollar accounting for the remaining 10% increase.

Human Genetic Therapies

REPLAGAL - Fabry disease

Sales for the year to December 31, 2007 were $143.9 million, an increase of 22% comp
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