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 March 2022
 
Commission File Number: 001-11960
 
AstraZeneca PLC
 
1 Francis Crick Avenue
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0AA
United Kingdom
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
Form 20-F X Form 40-F __
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
Yes __ No X
 
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AstraZeneca PLC
 
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
1.
Director/PDMR Shareholding
 
 
7 March 2022 15:30 GMT
 
Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
 
 
AstraZeneca PLC (the Company) announced that, on 4 March 2022, certain Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities of the Company (PDMRs) were granted awards of the Company's ordinary shares of $0.25 each (Ordinary Shares) under the terms of the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan (AZDBP) and the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan (AZPSP), as detailed in the table below.
 
PDMR
Ordinary Shares granted under the AZDBP
Ordinary Shares granted under the AZPSP
Award price per Ordinary Share
Pascal Soriot
17,216
97,066
£91.54
Aradhana Sarin
3,249
43,038
£91.54
 
The AZDBP award represents the portion of each PDMR's annual bonus for 2021 that they are required to defer into shares. The Ordinary Shares granted under the AZDBP are subject to a three-year holding period and are due to vest on the third anniversary of grant.
 
The AZPSP award is subject to a combination of performance measures focused on scientific, ESG, commercial, and financial performance. The performance measures will be assessed over a three-year performance period (1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024). 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 2021, which is available on the Company's website at www.astrazeneca.com/annualreport2021.
 
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.
 
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
 
 
Grants of share awards under the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan and the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
 
Price(s)

Volume(s)
£91.54
 
114,282
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
 
- Aggregated volume
 
 
- Price
 
 
Not applicable - single transaction
 
 
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
 
4 March 2022
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
 
Outside a trading venue
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a)
 
Name
Aradhana Sarin
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Chief Financial 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
4i
 
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
 
 
Grants of share awards under the AstraZeneca Performance Share Plan and the AstraZeneca Deferred Bonus Plan
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
£91.54
 
46,287
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
- Aggregated volume
- Price
Not applicable - single transaction
 
 
 
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
4 March 2022
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
Outside a trading venue
 
AstraZeneca
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.
 
Contacts
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Adrian Kemp
Company Secretary
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: 07 March 2022
 
 
By: /s/ Adrian Kemp
 
Name: Adrian Kemp
 
Title: Company Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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