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Slide #64. Shire plc ViroPharma

Acquirer: Shire plc (SHPG)
Acquiree: ViroPharma (VPHM)
Details: Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) and ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announce that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a merger agreement pursuant to which Shire will acquire all the outstanding shares of the rare disease company ViroPharma for $50 per share in cash, for a total consideration of approximately $4.2 billion. The $50 per share price in the transaction represents a 27% premium to ViroPharma's closing share price on Friday, November 8, 2013, the last trading day prior to announcement, and a 64% premium to ViroPharma's unaffected share price of $30.47 on September 12, 2013.

Shire is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates as a biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other conditions. Co.'s portfolio covers seven therapeutic areas: Immunology, Hematology, Neuroscience, Internal Medicine (IM), Genetic Diseases, Oncology, and Ophthalmics. Some of Co.'s marketed products include GAMMAGARD, HYQVIA and CINRYZE for Immunology, ADVATE/ADYNOVATE, VONVENDI and FEIBA for Hematology, VYVANSE and ADDERALL XR for Neuroscience, LIALDA/MEZAVANT and PENTASA for IM, ELAPRASE and REPLAGAL for Genetic Diseases, ONCASPAR and ONYVIDE for Oncology and XIIDRA for Ophthalmics.

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Shire is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates as a biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other conditions. Co.'s portfolio covers seven therapeutic areas: Immunology, Hematology, Neuroscience, Internal Medicine (IM), Genetic Diseases, Oncology, and Ophthalmics. Some of Co.'s marketed products include GAMMAGARD, HYQVIA and CINRYZE for Immunology, ADVATE/ADYNOVATE, VONVENDI and FEIBA for Hematology, VYVANSE and ADDERALL XR for Neuroscience, LIALDA/MEZAVANT and PENTASA for IM, ELAPRASE and REPLAGAL for Genetic Diseases, ONCASPAR and ONYVIDE for Oncology and XIIDRA for Ophthalmics.

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Company Name: 
Shire Plc (Jersey)
Website: 
www.shire.com
Sector: 
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Company Name: 
ViroPharma Inc.
Website: 
www.viropharma.com
Sector: 
Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
 

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