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Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released 14:39 10-Dec-2012

Director/PDMR Shareholding

TO:      Regulatory Information Service                                        
                                                                               
         PR Newswire                                                           
                                                                               
RE:      PARAGRAPH 3.1.4 OF THE DISCLOSURE AND TRANSPARENCY RULES              

The notifications listed below were all received under Paragraph 3.1.2 of the
Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Diageo plc (the "Company") announces that:

 1. It received notification on 10 December 2012 of the following allocations
    of ordinary shares of 28 101/108 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary
    Shares") under the Diageo Share Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), namely:
   
(i) the following directors of the Company were allocated Ordinary Shares on 10
December 2012 under the Plan, by Diageo Share Ownership Trustees Limited (the
"Trustee"):

Name of Director              Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                      
D Mahlan                      9                                       
                                                                      
PS Walsh                      11                                      

(ii) the following Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR")
were allocated Ordinary Shares on 10 December 2012 under the Plan, by the
Trustee:

Name of PDMR                 Number of Ordinary Shares           
                                                                 
N Blazquez                   9                                   
                                                                 
D Gosnell                    11                                  
                                                                 
J Grover                     11                                  
                                                                 
A Morgan                     11                                  
                                                                 
G Williams                   11                                  
                                                                 
I Wright                     11                                  

The number of Ordinary Shares allocated comprises those purchased on behalf of
the employee using an amount which the employee has chosen to have deducted
from salary ("Sharepurchase") and those awarded to the employee by the Company
("Sharematch") on the basis of one Sharematch Ordinary Share for every two
Sharepurchase Ordinary Shares.

The Sharepurchase Ordinary Shares were purchased and the Sharematch Ordinary
Shares were awarded at a price per share of £18.65.

The Ordinary Shares are held by the Trustee and in the name of the Trustee.
Sharepurchase Ordinary Shares can normally be sold at any time. Sharematch
Ordinary Shares cannot normally be disposed of for a period of three years
after the award date.

 2. It received notification on 10 December 2012 that Dr FB Humer, a director
    of the Company, had purchased 441 Ordinary Shares on 10 December 2012 under
    an arrangement with the Company, whereby he has agreed to use an amount of
    £8,000 each month, net of tax, from his director's fees to purchase
    Ordinary Shares. Dr Humer has agreed to retain the Ordinary Shares while he
    remains a director of the Company.
   
The Ordinary Shares were purchased at a price per share of £18.65.

 3. It received notification on 10 December 2012 that the following PDMR had
    today received Ordinary Shares upon the exercise of options under the
    Diageo UK Sharesave Scheme 2007, as follows:
   
Name of PDMR        Grant Date           Option Price   No. of Ordinary Shares 
                                                                               
NB Blazquez         11 October 2007      £8.41          399                    

As a result of the above transactions, interests of directors and PDMRs in the
Company's Ordinary Shares and American Depository Shares ("ADS")* (excluding
options, awards under the Company's LTIPs and interests as potential
beneficiaries of the Company's Employee Benefit Trusts) are as follows:

Name of Director             Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                     
Dr FB Humer                  43,946                                  
                                                                     
D Mahlan                     132,167 (of which 131,583 are held as   
                             ADS)                                    
PS Walsh                                                             
                             729,593                                 
                                                                     
Name of PDMR                 Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                     
N Blazquez                   73,395                                  
                                                                     
D Gosnell                    109,634                                 
                                                                     
J Grover                     186,973                                 
                                                                     
A Morgan                     192,937                                 
                                                                     
G Williams                   176,402 (of which 6,493 are held as ADS)
                                                                     
I Wright                     58,257                                  
                                                                     

P Tunnacliffe

Company Secretary

10 December 2012

*1 ADS is the equivalent of 4 Ordinary Shares.

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