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AstraZeneca PLC

30 November 2022

30 November 2022 07:05 GMT

AstraZeneca announces sale of its West Chester, Ohio (US) manufacturing site

National Resilience, Inc. to expand site and support future growth of its medicines manufacturing capabilities

AstraZeneca today announces the sale of its West Chester site in Ohio, US, to National Resilience, Inc. (Resilience), a technology-focused manufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines.

Andrew Wirths, Senior Vice President, Americas Supply Region, AstraZeneca, said: "As part of our long-term strategy to ensure our global supply network remains fit for the future, we are continuously optimising our manufacturing footprint to meet the evolving needs of our pipeline and portfolio. The transfer of our West Chester site to Resilience will enable the continued supply of AstraZeneca medicines to patients, as well as the continued employment for more than 500 people working at the West Chester site. I'm encouraged by Resilience's plans to transform the site into their drug product centre of excellence."

"The West Chester site will play an important role in the delivery of our mission to broaden access to complex medicines, protect biopharmaceutical supply chains, and strengthen domestic preparedness," said Rahul Singhvi, Sc.D, Chief Executive Officer of Resilience. "I'm confident that West Chester's premier capabilities, including the talented employees who are joining Resilience, will help us expand our business in new directions."

AstraZeneca expects to complete the sale in the first quarter of 2023, with a phased transition of services.

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About 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 .

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About Resilience

Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines. Founded in 2020, the company is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the treatments of today and tomorrow can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. Resilience seeks to free its partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients' lives by continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development. For more information, visit www.Resilience.com and follow us on social media: @IncResilience on Twitter and Resilience on LinkedIn.

Adrian Kemp

Company Secretary

AstraZeneca PLC

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