BANNOCKBURN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Baxalta Incorporated (NYSE:BXLT) announced today that the special meeting of stockholders to adopt the merger agreement with Shire plc (LSE:SHP, NASDAQ:SHPG) will be held on May 27, 2016, at 7:00 a.m. Central Time, for shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 11, 2016. The special meeting will be held at Baxalta’s corporate headquarters, located at 1200 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, Illinois 60015.

For more information, please refer to the merger proxy on Form S-4 that Shire has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Shire, Baxalta and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. You can find information about Shire’s directors and executive officers in Shire’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2016. You can find information about Baxalta’s directors and executive officers in Baxalta’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on March 3, 2016. Additional information regarding the special interests of these directors and executive officers in the proposed transaction will be included in the registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus or other documents filed with the SEC, if any, when they become available. You may obtain these documents (when they become available) free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov and from Investor Relations at Shire or Baxalta as described above.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Baxalta Media Relations
Geoffrey Mogilner, +1-224-940-8619
[email protected]axalta.com
or
Baxalta Investor Relations
Mary Kay Ladone, +1-224-940-3371
[email protected]xalta.com
or
Lorna Williams, +1-224-940-3511
[email protected]xalta.com

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