Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We focus on providing treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas, such as Ophthalmology.
This announcement constitutes a profit forecast and has been reported on under Rule 28 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code") by Deloitte LLP ("Deloitte"), the Company's reporting accountants, and by Citigroup Global Markets Limited ("Citi"), Evercore Partners International LLP ("Evercore"), Goldman Sachs International ("Goldman Sachs") and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc ("Morgan Stanley"), the Company's financial advisers. As required by the Takeover Code, their reports are set out in Schedule 2 of the Q2 Earnings Release dated July 18, 2014 which is available on the Shire website at http://www.shire.com. Deloitte, Citi, Evercore, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have given and not withdrawn their consent to publication of this announcement with the inclusion of their reports.
In accordance with Rule 28.4(a) of the Code, the principal assumptions upon which the forecast is based are included at Schedule 1 to this announcement. In accordance with Rule 28.4(c) of the Code, there is a clear distinction in Schedule 1 between assumptions which the directors of Shire (or other members of Shire's management) can influence and those which they cannot influence.
Citi, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting exclusively for Shire and for no-one else in co
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