OREANDA-NEWS. February 18, 2016. Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) (the “Company”) announced on February 11, 2016, an interim dividend of 22.16 US cents per Ordinary Share payable on April 12, 2016, to shareholders on the register of members at the close of business on March 11, 2016.

Shareholders are advised that recent developments in global tax law, namely the introduction of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and the Common Reporting Standard, have introduced new reporting obligations relating to the Company’s Income Access Share arrangements (“IAS Arrangements”). These require that certain information relating to shareholders participating in the IAS Arrangements is reported to the appropriate tax authorities. In order to ensure the new reporting obligations are met, the Company is requesting from electing (or deemed electing) shareholders the relevant information via new IAS Arrangements election forms (and continuation forms in respect of joint holders). The relevant IAS Arrangements election forms together with an explanatory covering letter have today been posted to shareholders. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1R, these documents have been uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing shortly. Internet links to the documents are also available on the Company’s website: www.shire.com