AstraZeneca 6-K 2014
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Issuer
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Transaction by Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
Disclosure Rule DTR 3.1.4>
On 28 March 2014, Pascal Soriot, a Director of AstraZeneca PLC, was granted awards over the Company's ordinary shares under the terms of the AstraZeneca Investment Plan (AZIP), the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan (AZPSP) and the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan (AZDBP) as detailed below.
The AZIP award is subject to a four-year performance period (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017) and a subsequent four-year holding period (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021).
The AZPSP award is subject to a three-year performance period (1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016).
The AZDBP award is subject to a three-year holding period (28 March 2014 to 27 March 2017).
A summary of these plans and information about the performance measures that relate to the AZIP and AZPSP awards is set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report in the AstraZeneca Annual Report and Form 20-F Information 2013 which is available on the Company's website www.astrazeneca.com.
As a result of these awards, Mr Soriot has an interest in 572,626 ordinary shares which represents approximately 0.05% of the Company's issued ordinary capital.
A C N Kemp
31 March 2014
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.