At close of business on February 28, 2013, the Company's issued ordinary share capital comprised 557,275,797 ordinary shares of 5 penceeach with voting rights and a further 5,296,070 ordinary shares held in treasury.
Therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company is 557,275,797. This is the figure which should be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
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Notes to editors
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Through our deep understanding of patients' needs, we develop and provide healthcare in the areas of:
* Behavioral Health and Gastro Intestinal conditions
* Rare Diseases
* Regenerative Medicine
as well as other symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians.
We aspire to imagine and lead the future of healthcare, creating value for patients, physicians, policymakers, payors and our shareholders.
Registered in Jersey, No. 99854, 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX