Transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

Regulatory News Service

28 March 2018 15:00


Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation

 

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 27 March 2018, awards of the Company’s ordinary shares of $0.25 each (Ordinary Shares) vested to certain Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities of the Company (PDMRs) under the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan (AZDBP).

The AZDBP award was granted on 27 March 2015, following the deferral of a portion of each PDMR’s annual bonus paid in respect of 2014 performance into Ordinary Shares, and vested on completion of the three-year holding period.

Following the withholding of shares to satisfy certain tax obligations arising on vesting, the PDMRs’ beneficial interests in Ordinary Shares changed as detailed in the table below:

PDMR

Ordinary Shares acquired under the AZDBP

Pascal Soriot

11,998

Marc Dunoyer

3,768

For tax purposes, the fair market value of an Ordinary Share at vest was 4760.0 pence, being the closing price on the last trading day preceding the vesting day.

Further details are set out in the attached notifications, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

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Company Secretary
AstraZeneca PLC

 

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

4i

 

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

 

 

Acquisition of ordinary shares pursuant to a vesting under the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan, for nil consideration.

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0

11,998

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

- Price

Not applicable – single transaction

 

 

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

27 March 2018

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

 

Name

Marc Dunoyer

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

Chief Financial 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

4i

 

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

 

 

Acquisition of ordinary shares pursuant to a vesting under the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan, for nil consideration.

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0

3,768

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

- Price

Not applicable – single transaction

 

 

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

27 March 2018

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

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