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AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

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Thursday 02 February, 2012

AstraZeneca PLC

Share Repurchase Programme

RNS Number : 6917W
AstraZeneca PLC
02 February 2012




AstraZeneca PLC (the "Company") today announced that, further to the announcement made on 15 December 2011 in relation to an irrevocable, non-discretionary programme with Barclays Bank PLC to purchase ordinary shares on AstraZeneca's behalf during the period which commenced on 20 December 2011 and was due to end on 2 February 2012, the programme will be extended, in accordance with its terms, by four additional trading days and will end on 8 February 2012.


Any purchases will be made within certain pre-set parameters and in accordance with both the Company's general authority to repurchase shares and the Listing Rules.  The Company intends to cancel any shares so acquired.



A C N Kemp

Company Secretary

2 February 2012

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