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Report of Foreign Issuer
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For the month of November 2021
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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
15 November 2021 16:00 GMT
Transaction by Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announced that on 12 November 2021 an award of AstraZeneca American Depositary Shares (ADSs) vested to Dr Aradhana Sarin, Chief Financial Officer. Each ADS represents one half of an Ordinary Share of $0.25 in the Company.
In accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, the award was granted under the AstraZeneca Global Restricted Stock Plan at the time of closing of the acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Alexion) by the Company. It replaced Restricted Stock Units held by Dr Sarin under the Alexion 2017 Incentive Plan, granted in November 2017. The replacement award vested on the completion of the original four-year holding period.
Following the withholding of shares to satisfy certain tax obligations arising on vesting, 5,108 ADSs vested.
For tax purposes, the fair market value of an ADS at vest of the award was US$62.92, being the closing price on the last trading day preceding the vesting.
Further details are set out in the attached notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (as it forms part of UK law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
|Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated|
Reason for the notification
|Chief Financial Officer|
|Initial notification /Amendment||Initial notification|
|Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor|
|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|
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares
Nature of the transaction
|Acquisition of AstraZeneca PLC American Depository Shares pursuant to a vesting under the Global Restricted Stock Plan|
Price(s) and volume(s)
- Aggregated volume
Not applicable - single transaction
Date of the transaction
|12 November 2021|
Place of the transaction
|Outside a trading venue|
AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialisation of prescription medicines in Oncology, Rare Diseases, and BioPharmaceuticals, including 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 astrazeneca.com and follow the Company on Twitter @AstraZeneca.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: 15 November 2021
|By: /s/ Adrian Kemp|
|Name: Adrian Kemp|
|Title: Company Secretary|