26 September 2017 12:00 BST
TRANSACTION BY PERSON DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 25 September 2017, an award of the Company's American Depositary Shares (ADSs) made under the AstraZeneca Restricted Share Plan (AZRSP) vested to Sean Bohen, a person discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMR) of the Company. Two ADSs are equivalent to one Ordinary Share of $0.25 in the Company.
The AZRSP award was granted on 25 September 2015 and vested in two tranches on the first and second anniversaries of grant. Following the withholding of shares to satisfy certain tax obligations arising on vesting, Mr Bohen became beneficially entitled to and received 12,385 ADSs.
For tax purposes, the fair market value of an ADS at vest was $33.95, being the closing price on the last trading day preceding the vesting day.
Further details are set out in the attached notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
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|1||Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated|
|2||Reason for the notification|
|a)||Position/status||Person discharging managerial responsibilities|
|b)||Initial notification /Amendment||Initial notification|
|3||Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor|
|4i||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||AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares CUSIP: 046353108|
|b)||Nature of the transaction||Acquisition of ADSs pursuant to vesting under the AstraZeneca Restricted Share Plan, for nil consideration.|
|c)||Price(s) and volume(s)||Price(s)||Volume(s)|
|d)||Aggregated information - Aggregated volume - Price||Not applicable - single transaction|
|e)||Date of the transaction||25 September 2017|
|f)||Place of the transaction||Outside a trading venue|