Director/PDMR Shareholding

Regulatory News Service

16 May 2017 15:00 BST


Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 15 May 2017, it was notified by Pascal Soriot, a Director of the Company, that, on 15 May 2017, Mr Soriot ceased to be beneficially interested in 163,000 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

b)

 

LEI

 

 

PY6ZZQWO2IZFZC3IOL08

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

163,000

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

- Aggregated volume

 

 

- Price

 

 

Not applicable – single transaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

15 May 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

London


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