REG-Diageo PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53am EDT

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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 11 March 2013 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 11
March 2013 under the Plan, by Diageo Share Ownership Trustees Limited (the
"Trustee"):

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

(ii) the following Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR")
were allocated Ordinary Shares on 11 March 2013 under the Plan, by the Trustee:

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

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 £19.96.

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 11 March 2013 that Dr FB Humer, a director of
    the Company, had purchased 415 Ordinary Shares on 11 March 2013 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 £19.96.

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                  45,261                                  
                                                                     
D Mahlan                     132,197 (of which 131,583 are held as   
                             ADS)                                    
PS Walsh                                                             
                             604,623                                 
                                                                     
Name of PDMR                 Number of Ordinary Shares               
                                                                     
N Blazquez                   73,965                                  
                                                                     
D Gosnell                    109,664                                 
                                                                     
J Grover                     187,003                                 
                                                                     
A Morgan                     192,967                                 
                                                                     
S Moriarty                   28,489                                  
                                                                     
G Williams                   176,432 (of which 6,493 are held as ADS)
                                                                     
I Wright                     58,287                                  
                                                                     

P Tunnacliffe

Company Secretary

11 March 2013

*1 ADS is the equivalent of 4 Ordinary Shares.





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