Transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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26 March 2018 15:00 GMT

AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 23 March 2018, certain Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities of the Company (PDMRs) were granted awards of the Company’s ordinary shares of $0.25 each (Ordinary Shares) under the terms of the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan (AZDBP) and the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan (AZPSP), as detailed in the table below.


Ordinary Shares granted under the AZDBP

Ordinary Shares granted under the AZPSP

Award price per Ordinary Share

Pascal Soriot




Marc Dunoyer




The AZDBP award represents the portion of each PDMR’s annual bonus for 2017 that they are required to defer into shares. The Ordinary Shares granted under the AZDBP are subject to a three-year holding period and are due to vest on the third anniversary of grant.

The AZPSP award is subject to a combination of performance measures focused on scientific, commercial and financial performance assessed over a three-year performance period (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020). The Ordinary Shares granted under the AZPSP are subject to a two-year holding period following the performance period, and are due to vest on the fifth anniversary of grant.

Details of the performance measures attached to the AZPSP award can be found in the Directors' Remuneration Report within the AstraZeneca Annual Report and Form 20-F Information 2017, which is available on the Company's website at

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