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Shire to Present Additional Scientific Data on ADHD Treatment Portfolio at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it will present key scientific data on its Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatments, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, methylphenidate transdermal system and the investigational non-stimulant treatment under FDA review, guanfacine extended release, at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting to be held May 3rd to 8th in Washington, D.C.

"Shire is committed to the advancement of ADHD research, and we are pleased to be presenting the efficacy and safety results from several studies of our ADHD treatments," said Gwendolyn Niebler, Vice President of Global Medical Affairs at Shire. "We believe the physician community will find the lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, methylphenidate transdermal system and guanfacine extended release study findings to be presented at APA a relevant contribution to the growing body of research on our ADHD treatment options."

A summary of the key scientific presentations is provided below. Information about these data presentations mentioned in this release is embargoed until the respective presentation sessions have taken place at the meeting.

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate:

May 7, 2008; 12:00 p.m. ET

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Treatment in Children Diagnosed with ADHD:

Parental Impressions and Experiences

APA Poster Presentation # NR6-025

May 8, 2008; 11:00 a.m. ET

Efficacy and Safety of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in Adults with ADHD

APA Oral Presentation Session # 28

Methylphenidate Transdermal System:

May 7, 2008; 12:00 p.m. ET

Long-Term Treatment Effects of the Methylphenidate Transdermal System in

Boys and Girls with ADHD

APA Poster Presentation # NR6-018

Guanfacine Extended Release:

May 7, 2008; 12:00 p.m. ET

Guanfacine Extended Release:

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