Director/PDMR Shareholding

28 December 2017 14:00 GMT



Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that the notification made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation on 15 December 2017 relating to a change in the beneficial interest in the Company's Ordinary Shares of US$0.25 each of Mr Soriot has been amended, as set out in the revised notification below.

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 Amendment - Previous notification reference number: 00031829 - Effective date of transfer amended from 13 December 2017 - Number of shares transferred amended from 40,148
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 39,648
d) Aggregated information - Aggregated volume - Price Not applicable - single transaction
e) Date of the transaction 27 December 2017
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

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