AstraZeneca Recognized as a Top Company for Female Executives

  AstraZeneca Recognized as a Top Company for Female Executives

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Del. -- February 5, 2013

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) today named AstraZeneca
(NYSE: AZN) one of the top 50 companies for female executives for the fifth
consecutive year. AstraZeneca ranks second on this year’s list.

NAFE recognizes organizations for policies and practices that encourage
women’s advancement, and in particular, the number of women holding executive
positions in the business.

Within AstraZeneca, women lead key teams and functions, including the
executive vice president, human resources and corporate affairs; vice
president, global compliance strategy and assurance; vice president, human
resources, US; vice president, sales and marketing, Cornerstone brands; and
vice president, sales and marketing, Growth brands. All US-based women
representing US or global functions were considered in the total submission on
behalf of AstraZeneca.

“Our goal is to continue to strengthen and diversify our workforce, including
women, to ultimately reach their career goals and aspirations,” said Deb
Kauffman, Vice President, Human Resources, US. “This recognition showcases
AstraZeneca’s ongoing commitment to ensuring we have the talent required to
drive a successful business.”

AstraZeneca offers programs that contribute to a supportive working culture
for women, including:

  *Career development and mentoring programs, including support for women’s
  *Diverse employee network groups, including the “AZ Network of Women”
  *Work/life resource and employee assistance programs providing
    confidential, personal support, resources and referrals to help solve a
    wide range of personal and work-related challenges

About NAFE

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves
20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen
and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the
annual NAFE Top 50 list. provides up-to-date information, community
for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of
Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a
primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of
prescription medicines for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience,
respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease. AstraZeneca
operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by
millions of patients worldwide.

For more information about AstraZeneca in the U.S. or our AZ&Me™ Prescription
Savings programs, please visit: or call 1-800-AZandMe


AstraZeneca Media Inquiries:
Tony Jewell, 302-885-4594
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