Director/PDMR Shareholding

Transaction by Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
Disclosure Rule DTR 3.1.4


On 7 May 2015, the interest of Luke Miels, a person discharging managerial responsibilities, in AstraZeneca PLC Ordinary Shares of $0.25 each changed as detailed below.

The change in interest relates to the vesting on 7 May 2015 of an award of shares granted in September 2015 under the AstraZeneca Restricted Share Plan. In accordance with the terms of the award, Mr Miels has become beneficially entitled to all of the shares originally awarded.

Sufficient vested shares have been withheld to cover certain tax obligations arising on the vesting and the net number of shares has been delivered into a personal brokerage account.

 Plan Shares   awarded Shares   vested Shares   withheld Net   shares received
 AstraZeneca Restricted Share Plan  7,776  7,776  2,791  4,985

For tax purposes, the fair market value of the shares at vest was 4413.5 pence per share being the closing price of AstraZeneca shares on the last trading day preceding the vesting day.



A C N Kemp
Company Secretary
8 May 2015


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