Key Developments: Diageo PLC (DEO)

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Diageo PLC to appoint PwC as auditor
Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 05:00am EST 

Diageo PLC:Company's external audit was recently put out to tender.This process has now concluded and the Board has selected PwC.Says appointment of PwC as auditor will take effect for Diageo's financial year ending June. 30, 2016.  Full Article

Diageo PLC announces agreement re Tequila Don Julio and Bushmills
Monday, 3 Nov 2014 02:00am EST 

Diageo PLC:Has agreed with Casa Cuervo acquisition of full global ownership and control of Tequila Don Julio and early termination of Casa Cuervo's production and distribution agreement for Smirnoff in Mexico.In return, Diageo has reached an agreement to sell Bushmills to Jose Cuervo Overseas.Assuming completion of transaction in early calendar 2015.  Full Article

Diageo PLC gives FY 2015 revenue outlook
Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 02:00am EDT 

Diageo PLC:Expects FY 2015 top line growth to improve on FY 2014 performance.Reported revenue of $16.720 bln in FY 2014.FY 2015 revenue of $17.872 bln - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Diageo Plc launches and prices euro denominated bonds
Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 11:48am EDT 

Diageo Plc:Launches and prices 0.5 bln euros fixed rate Euro denominated bonds due in Sept. 2024 under its European Debt Issuance Programme.Simultaneously with new issuance, a 0.5 bln euros reopening of the 1.125 pct bonds due in May 2019 has also taken place.The issuer of bonds will be Diageo Finance plc, with payment of principal and interest fully guaranteed by Diageo plc.The issue consists of 0.5 bln euros bonds due May 2019 with a coupon of 1.125 pct and 0.5 bln euros bonds due Sept. 2024 with coupon of 1.750 pct.Banco Santander, S.A., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Bank PLC, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities PLC, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS AG, London Branch are joint book-running managers.Proceeds from this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes.  Full Article

Diageo Plc recommends final dividend
Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 02:02am EDT 

Diageo Plc:Recommends final dividend of 32.0 pence per share.Says this is an increase of 9 pct from the year ended June. 30, 2013.Full dividend will therefore be 51.7 pence per share.Says this is an increase of 9 pct from the year ended June. 30, 2013.Subject to approval by shareholders, final dividend will be paid on Oct. 2 to shareholders on the register on Aug. 15.Payment to US ADR holders will be made on Oct. 7.Dividend reinvestment plan is available to holders of ordinary shares in respect of the final dividend and the plan notice date is Sept. 10.  Full Article

Diageo Plc receives Sebi's clearance to acquire stake in United Spirits Ltd-Business Standard
Monday, 26 May 2014 04:30am EDT 

Diageo Plc:Has received market regulator Sebi's clearance for an open offer to acquire additional 26 pct stake in United Spirits Ltd for 11,448.91 bln Indian Rupees-Business Standard.The global liquor giant would pay 3,030 Indian Rupees per share of USL.The open offer is scheduled to start on June 11 and close on June 24.  Full Article

Diageo PLC declares interim dividend
Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 02:00am EST 

Diageo PLC:Declares an interim dividend of 19.7 pence per share will be paid to holders of ordinary shares and ADRs on the register as of Feb. 28.Says the interim dividend will be paid to shareholders on Apr. 7.  Full Article

Diageo PLC acquires super-premium Tequila Brand Peligroso
Monday, 27 Jan 2014 07:00am EST 

Diageo PLC:Says it has added tequila brand Peligroso to the company's portfolio.  Full Article

Sean Combs and Diageo PLC announce new joint venture and acquisition of luxury tequila brand deleon
Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 07:00am EST 

Diageo PLC and Sean Combs:Says they have furthered their relationship by creating a new joint venture that has purchased luxury tequila brand DeLeon.  Full Article

Slater & Gordon Ltd resolves Thalidomide class actions with Diageo PLC
Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 06:48pm EST 

Slater & Gordon Ltd:Says that two representative proceedings for Australian and New Zealand victims of the drug Thalidomide have been resolved with Diageo PLC.Says has been conducting the class actions, in a joint venture with Gordon Legal, since 2010 on a No Win No Fee basis.Says the settlement will have no material impact on Slater & Gordon’s net earnings.  Full Article


Di Montezemolo returns to F1 board

LONDON - Former Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is returning to the board of Formula One as a non-executive director along with former Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh, controlling shareholders CVC said on Thursday.

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