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SOURCE Shire plc
DUBLIN, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG)
Dr. Flemming Ornskov, Chief Executive Officer of Shire, will address investors today, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. In his address he will confirm that Shire finished 2013 strongly, having successfully performed a strategy shift and introduced greater operational discipline. Shire now expects to deliver Non GAAP EPS growth at the upper end of the mid-to-high teens guidance range that was given at its Q3 2013 results (October 24, 2013).
As we look forward, Shire remains confident of delivering Non GAAP EPS for 2014 in line with the November 2013 consensus forecast[(1)] (excluding ViroPharma). Shire will update its 2014 guidance during the Q4 2013 earnings call on February 13, 2014. During this call Shire will also outline the accretive benefits of the ViroPharma acquisition, if the deal has closed at that point.
Flemming's presentation will be webcast live today, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 07:30 am Pacific Time (15:30 GMT).
Investors can access the live webcast here:
(1) Based on the 2014 consensus estimates compiled by Consensus Forecast Ltd, posted on Shire.com on November 11, 2013, of $8.54 Non GAAP diluted earnings per ADS for the year ended December 31, 2014, included on Shire's website (http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/investors/forecasts).
NOTES TO EDITORS
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
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Statements included in this announcement that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire's results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, that:
and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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