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30 June 2020 15:00 BST


Transaction by Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 29 June 2020, it was notified by Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive Officer, that, on 29 June 2020, Mr Soriot ceased to be beneficially interested in 127,389 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 
a)  Name   Pascal Soriot
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 
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)
0 127,389
d)  Aggregated information  - Aggregated volume  - Price   Not applicable - single transaction 
e)  Date of the transaction   29 June 2020
f)  Place of the transaction   Outside a trading venue


AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Please visit and follow the Company on Twitter @AstraZeneca.

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AstraZeneca PLC


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