15 December 2017 12:00 GMT
TRANSACTION BY PERSON DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 14 December 2017, it was notified by Pascal Soriot, a Director of the Company, that, on 13 December 2017, Mr Soriot ceased to be beneficially interested in 40,148 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|
|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|
|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 PLCGB0009895292|
|b)||Nature of the transaction||Gift of shares to family members 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||13 December 2017|
|f)||Place of the transaction||Outside a trading venue|
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