AstraZeneca 6-K 2017
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28 March 2017 16:00 BST
TRANSACTIONS BY PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 28 March 2017, awards of the Company's ordinary shares of $0.25 each (Ordinary Shares) and of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) vested to certain Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities of the Company (PDMRs) under the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan (AZDBP) and the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan (AZPSP). Two ADSs are equivalent to one Ordinary Share.
The AZDBP award was granted on 28 March 2014, following the deferral of a portion of each PDMR's annual bonus paid in respect of 2013 performance into Ordinary Shares or ADSs, and vested on completion of the three-year holding period.
The AZPSP award was granted on 28 March 2014. Following the application of performance measures specified at the time of grant, 92% of the AZPSP vested and the remaining unvested part immediately and irrevocably lapsed.
Following the withholding of shares to satisfy certain tax obligations arising on vesting, the PDMRs' beneficial interests in Ordinary Shares and ADSs changed as detailed in the table below:
For tax purposes, the fair market value of an Ordinary Share at vest was 4974.5 pence and the fair market value of an ADS at vest was $31.80, being the relevant closing prices 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.
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three main therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular & Me tabolic Diseases and Respiratory. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of Autoimmunity, Neuroscience and Infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.astrazeneca.com and follow us on Twitter @AstraZeneca.
Company Secretary, AstraZeneca PLC
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