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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 27, 2017, Shire plc ("Shire") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2017 which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Shire announces that Gisele Dion (51) has been appointed Chief Accounting Officer of Shire. Ms. Dion has served as Shire’s Corporate Controller since January 19, 2016 and will continue to serve in that role. Before joining Shire in 2016, Ms. Dion served as Corporate Controller of Biogen since December 2013 and as Senior Director, Finance at Biogen from February 2011.

Ms. Dion’s employment is at-will and she is not party to a written employment agreement with Shire. The terms of her employment are customary for employees of Shire without an employment agreement and include an annual base salary and awards through participation in Shire’s Long Term Incentive Plan.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is furnished herewith:

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.