6-K 1 a7837i.htm DIRECTOR/PDMR SHAREHOLDING a7837i
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
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For the month of August 2021
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
Director/PDMR Shareholding
 16 August 2021 15:00 BST
Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announces that on 13 August 2021 the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Dr Aradhana Sarin, was granted an award over 19,414 Ordinary Shares of $0.25 each in the Company (Ordinary Shares) under the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan (the AZPSP Award). The AZPSP Award has been granted on the same basis (including as to performance measures) as for other employees who participate in the 2021 AZPSP grant save that it has been pro-rated to reflect she took up the role part way through the year. The performance measures will be assessed over a three-year performance period (1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023). The Ordinary Shares granted under the AZPSP are subject to a two-year holding period following the performance period, and are due to vest on the fifth anniversary of grant. 
Details of the performance measures attached to the AZPSP award can be found in the Directors' Remuneration Report within the AstraZeneca Annual Report and Form 20-F Information 2020, which is available on the Company's website at www.astrazeneca.com/annualreport2020.
Also on 13 August 2021 Dr Sarin, was granted a one-off restricted share award over 12,276  Ordinary Shares (the Restricted Share Award). The Restricted Share Award has been granted in reliance on LR 9.4.2 in connection with Dr Sarin's recruitment in order to compensate her for the contractual severance rights that she forfeited on taking up the role of Chief Financial Officer. The award will normally only vest if Dr Sarin remains employed with the Company through to 1 February 2023. Further detail, as required by LR 9.4.2, will be set out in the Company's next Annual Report and Accounts.
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
Aradhana Sarin
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
AstraZeneca PLC
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
Ordinary Shares of  US$0.25  each in AstraZeneca PLC
Identification code
Nature of the transaction
Grants of compensatory restricted share award and ordinary course award under the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan
Price(s) and volume(s)
Aggregated information
-    Aggregated volume
-     Price
Not applicable
Date of the transaction
13 August 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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Adrian Kemp
Company Secretary
AstraZeneca PLC
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: 16 August 2021
By: /s/ Adrian Kemp
Name: Adrian Kemp
Title: Company Secretary