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Shire Extends Tender Offer for ViroPharma
Date:1/10/2014

DUBLIN, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that it has extended the expiration of its previously announced tender offer by a wholly owned subsidiary of Shire for all of the outstanding common shares of ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) until midnight, New York City time, on Thursday, January 23, 2014 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 23, 2014).  The tender offer had previously been scheduled to expire at midnight, New York City time, on Thursday, January 9, 2014 (one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 9, 2014).  All of the other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged.

As of midnight on January 9, 2014, approximately 51,571,041 common shares of ViroPharma (excluding 2,120,493 common shares of ViroPharma guaranteed to be delivered within the next three NASDAQ trading days) had been validly tendered and not withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, representing approximately 78 percent of the outstanding common shares of ViroPharma.

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Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.

We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.

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