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Shire Submits European Marketing Authorization

25 November 2009

Shire Submits European Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for velaglucerase alfa for the Treatment of Type 1 Gaucher Disease Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) Grants Accelerated Assessment

Dublin, Ireland ' 24 November 2009 ' Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has submitted a MAA to the European Medicines Agency for velaglucerase alfa, the company's enzyme replacement therapy in development for the treatment of Type 1 Gaucher disease. This is the third marketing application for velaglucerase alfa that has been submitted, with previous submissions in the United States and Canada.