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Diageo plc ('the Company') announces that it has today purchased through UBS 507,687 ordinary shares at a price of 1934.61 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held in treasury for the purpose of satisfying options grants and share awards made under the Company's employee share plans.
The total number of shares purchased to be held in Treasury for the purpose of satisfying options grants and share awards made under the Company's employee share plans is 4,295,915 from 1st July 2013 to today's date.
Following the above purchase, the Company holds 243,499,321 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 2,510,692,645
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