FORM 6-K
 
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 2019
 
Commission File Number: 001-11960
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
1 Francis Crick Avenue
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0AA
United Kingdom
 
 
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AstraZeneca PLC
 
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
1.
Director/PDMR Shareholding
 
 
1 May 2019 12:00 BST
 
 
 
Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
Disclosure under Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation
 
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that, on 29 and 30 April 2019, it was notified of transactions in the Company's ordinary shares of $0.25 each (Ordinary Shares) and American Depositary Shares (ADSs) by certain Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities of the Company (PDMRs) as set out below. Two ADSs are equivalent to one Ordinary Share.
 
 
PDMR
Position
Nature of the transaction
Quantity
Price
Pascal Soriot
Chief Executive Officer
Purchase of Ordinary Shares
17,100
GB£58.255
Philip Broadley
Non-Executive Director
Purchase of Ordinary Shares
520
GB£57.38
Sheri McCoy
Non-Executive Director
Purchase of ADSs
2,372
US$38.1783
Sheri McCoy
Non-Executive Director
Purchase of ADSs
100
US$38.172
Deborah DiSanzo
Non-Executive Director
Purchase of ADSs
1,000
US$38.3056
 
Further details are set out in the attached notifications, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
Pascal Soriot
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
 
Initial notification
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
b)
 
LEI
 
 
PY6ZZQWO2IZFZC3IOL08
4
 
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
 
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
 
Ordinary Shares of US$0.25 each in AstraZeneca PLC
 
GB0009895292
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
 
Share purchase
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
GB£58.255
 
17,100
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
 
- Aggregated volume
 
 
- Price
 
 
Not applicable - single transaction
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
 
29 April 2019
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
 
XLON
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
Philip Broadley
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
 
Non-Executive Director
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
 
Initial notification
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
b)
 
LEI
 
 
PY6ZZQWO2IZFZC3IOL08
4
 
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
 
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
 
Ordinary Shares of US$0.25 each in AstraZeneca PLC
 
GB0009895292
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
 
Share purchase
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
GB£57.38
 
520
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
 
- Aggregated volume
 
 
- Price
 
 
Not applicable - single transaction
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
 
30 April 2019
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
 
XLON
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
Sheri McCoy
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
 
Non-Executive Director
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
 
Initial notification
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
b)
 
LEI
 
 
PY6ZZQWO2IZFZC3IOL08
4
 
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
 
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares
 
CUSIP: 046353108
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
 
Purchase of AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
US$38.1783
 
2,372
US$38.175
 
100
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
 
- Aggregated volume
 
 
- Price
 
 
 
 
 
2,472
 
 
US$38.178
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
 
29 April 2019
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
 
NYSE
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
Deborah DiSanzo
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
 
Non-Executive Director
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
 
Initial notification
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
b)
 
LEI
 
 
PY6ZZQWO2IZFZC3IOL08
4
 
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
 
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares
 
CUSIP: 046353108
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
 
Purchase of AstraZeneca PLC American Depositary Shares
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
US$38.3056
 
1,000
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
 
- Aggregated volume
 
 
- Price
 
 
Not applicable - single transaction
 
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
 
29 April 2019
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
 
NYSE
 
 
About AstraZeneca
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 its main therapy areas - Oncology, CVRM and Respiratory. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information, please visit astrazeneca.com and follow us on Twitter @AstraZeneca.
 
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Adrian Kemp
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AstraZeneca PLC
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
 
Date: 01 May 2019
 
 
By: /s/ Adrian Kemp
 
Name: Adrian Kemp
 
Title: Company Secretary