Company:  SHIRE PLC (SHPG)
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  3/7/2013 
CIK:  0000936402 
Address:  HAMPSHIRE INTL BUSINESS PARK
CHINEHAM BASINGSTOKE
 
City, State, Zip:  HAMPSHIRE ENGLAND RG,  R924 8EP 
Telephone:  441256894000 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$165.40  
Change: 
1.20 (0.73%)  
Trade Time: 
Apr 24  
Market Cap: 
$32.47B
Description of Business
Shire plc and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as either �Shire�, or the �Company�) is a leading specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines that address significant unmet patient needs. The Company has grown through acquisition, completing a series of major transactions that have brought therapeutic, geographic and pipeline growth and diversification. The Company will continue to evaluate companies, products and pipeline opportunities that offer a good strategic fit and have the potential to deliver demonstrable value to all of the Company�s stakeholders: patients, physicians, policy makers, payors, investors and employees. Strategy Shire�s vision is to transform the lives of people around the world whose health is impacted by rare and other specialized conditions, through providing innovative treatments.
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  FORM 8-K
    SECTION 8 OTHER EVENTS
      Item 8.01. Other Events
    SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
    SIGNATURE
    EXHIBIT INDEX
  EXHIBIT 99.1
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