REPURCHASE OF SHARES IN ASTRAZENECA PLC
AstraZeneca PLC announced that on 23 May 2012, it purchased for cancellation 600,000 ordinary shares of AstraZeneca PLC at a price of 2610 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of these shares, the number of shares in issue will be 1,264,610,194.
A C N Kemp
24 May 2012