Director/PDMR Shareholding

16 May 2017 15:00 BST


Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 15 May 2017, it was notified by Pascal Soriot, a Director of the Company, that, on 15 May 2017, Mr Soriot ceased to be beneficially interested in 163,000 Ordinary Shares of $0.25 each in the Company, following the gift of those shares to family members for nil consideration.

The attached notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, gives further detail.

1   Details of the person   discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated  
a)   Name   Pascal Soriot
2   Reason for the   notification  
a)   Position/status     Chief Executive Officer
b)    Initial notification   /Amendment   Initial notification
3   Details of the issuer,   emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or   auction monitor  
a)   Name   AstraZeneca PLC
4   Details of the   transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii)   each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where   transactions have been conducted  
a)   Description of the   financial instrument, type of instrument    Identification code Ordinary Shares of   US$0.25 each in AstraZeneca PLC     GB0009895292   
b)    Nature of the   transaction   Gift of shares to family members   for nil consideration
c)   Price(s) and volume(s)     Price(s) Volume(s)
0 163,000
d)   Aggregated information      - Aggregated volume      - Price     Not applicable -   single transaction               
e)   Date of the   transaction   15 May 2017
f)   Place of the   transaction   London

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