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Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released 15:30 10-Jul-2014

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 July 2014 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 director of the Company was allocated Ordinary Shares on 10
July 2014 under the Plan, by Diageo Share Ownership Trustees Limited (the
"Trustee"):

Name of Director              Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                      
D Mahlan                      11                                      

(ii) the following Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR")
were allocated Ordinary Shares on 10 July 2014 under the Plan, by the Trustee:

Name of PDMR                 Number of Ordinary Shares           
                                                                 
N Blazquez                   11                                  
                                                                 
S Moriarty                   11                                  
                                                                 
L Wood                       10                                  

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 £18.64.

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 July 2014 that Dr FB Humer, a director of
    the Company, had purchased 444 Ordinary Shares on 10 July 2014 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 £18.64.

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                  53,641                                  
                                                                     
D Mahlan                     228,059 (of which 136,789 are held as ADS)                                    
                                                                     
Name of PDMR                 Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                     
N Blazquez                   72,676                                  
                                                                     
S Moriarty                   36,122                                  
                                                                     
L Wood                       2,401                                   
         
      
                                                      

V Cooper
Senior Company Secretarial Assistant

10 July 2014

*1 ADS is the equivalent of 4 Ordinary Shares.

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