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Shire PLC : Shire Buys 50,953 Own Shares to Hold in Treasury

02/22/2013 | 03:57am US/Eastern

LONDON--Biopharmaceutical company Shire PLC (SHP.LN), said Friday it purchased 50,953 of its ordinary shares of 5 pence each on February 21, through both direct purchases of Ordinary Shares and through the purchase of Ordinary Shares underlying ADRs.

MAIN FACTS:

-The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares

-The highest and lowest price paid for the directly acquired Ordinary Shares was 2083.00 pence per share and 2047.00 pence per share respectively and for those Ordinary Shares acquired through the purchase of ADRs was 3148.50 cents per share and 3139.33 cents per share respectively.

-Shire shares at 0840 GMT traded up 5.0 pence, or 0.2%, at GBP20.77, valuing the company at GBP11.55 billion.

-Write to Razak Musah Baba at razak.baba@dowjones.com

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