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Shire's New Product Portfolio Delivers Strong Quarterly Performance
Date:10/29/2008

compared to the same period in 2007 (2007: $16.3 million). Sales of FOSRENOL outside the US for the same period were up 49% to $18.5 million (2007: $12.4 million) with favourable exchange rate movements against the US dollar accounting for 8%.

FOSRENOL's average quarterly prescription share of the US phosphate binder retail market decreased to 8.1% for the three months to September 30, 2008 (2007: 8.5%). Product sales increased despite the decrease in prescriptions due to price increases and an increase in FOSRENOL's share of the non retail market (increased to 16% in August 2008 compared to 12% in August 2007) as a consequence of focusing on specialist physicians in clinics and dialysis centers.

XAGRID - Thrombocythemia

Sales for the three months to September 30, 2008 were $19.4 million, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2007 (2007: $16.8 million). Expressed in transaction currencies (XAGRID is primarily sold in Euros and Pounds Sterling), sales increased by 11% due to growth in many of Shire's existing markets, with exchange rate movements against the US dollar accounting for the remaining 4% increase.

Human Genetic Therapies

ELAPRASE - Hunter syndrome

Sales for the three months to September 30, 2008 were $78.2 million, an increase of 42% compared to the same period in 2007 (2007: $55.1 million). The sales growth was primarily driven by increased unit sales in North America, EU, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The product is now approved for marketing and commercial distribution in 42 countries. Exchange rate movements against the US dollar contributed 5% to the growth compared to the prior year.

REPLAGAL - Fabry disease

Sales for the three months to September 30, 2008 were $44.6 million, an increase of 10% compared to the same period in 2007 (2007: $40.7 million). The sales growth was primarily driven by increased unit sales in the EU and Asia Pacific. The product is now approved
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