DUBLIN and BEDMINSTER, New Jersey , January 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Transaction valued at $5.2 billion Enhances growth profile Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) and NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: NPSP) today announced that the companies have entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which Shire will acquire all the outstanding shares of NPS Pharma for $46.00 per share in cash, for a total consideration of approximately $5.2 billion .
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