AstraZeneca 6-K 2013
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of May 2013
Commission File Number: 001-11960
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Transaction by Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
Disclosure Rule DTR 3.1.4>
The interest of Simon Lowth, a Director of the Company, in AstraZeneca PLC ordinary shares, has changed as detailed below.
On 7 May 2013, Mr Lowth received shares from the vesting of a previously announced award made in May 2010 under the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan whereby, following the application of performance measures specified at the time of grant, he has now become beneficially entitled to 47% of the shares originally awarded. In accordance with the plan rules, any unvested part of the award has immediately and irrevocably lapsed. Sufficient shares were withheld to cover certain tax obligations arising on the vesting.
As a result of this transaction, Mr Lowth has an interest in 260,877 ordinary shares, which represents approximately 0.02% of the Company's issued ordinary capital.
A C N Kemp
8 May 2013
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.