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Diageo PLC (DGE.L)

DGE.L on London Stock Exchange

3,064.00GBp
19 Mar 2019
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Diageo Launches Partial Tender Offer For Shares In Sichuan Shuijingfang Company
Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 06:16am EST 

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::LAUNCH OF PARTIAL TENDER OFFER.LAUNCH OF PARTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES IN SICHUAN SHUIJINGFANG COMPANY LIMITED.PTO PRICE IS RMB45.00 PER SHARE AND GIVES ALL SHAREHOLDERS OPPORTUNITY TO ELECT TO SELL SOME OR ALL OF THEIR SHARES IN SJF TO GMIHL.SJF NOTIFIED THAT CO LAUNCHED A PARTIAL TENDER OFFER, THROUGH UNIT GMIHL TO INCREASE ITS AGGREGATE EQUITY STAKE IN SJF TO A MAXIMUM OF 70.0%.  Full Article

Diageo's Unit Grand Metropolitan International To Raise Holdings In Sichuan Swellfun
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 06:50am EST 

Feb 26 (Reuters) - Sichuan Swellfun Co Ltd <600779.SS>::SAYS SHAREHOLDER DIAGEO PLC'S <<>> UNIT GRAND METROPOLITAN INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LTD PLANS TO RAISE ITS HOLDINGS IN THE COMPANY TO UP TO 70 PERCENT FROM 60 PERCENT.SAYS GRAND METROPOLITAN PLANS TO BUY UP TO 48.85 MILLION SHARES, OR 10 PERCENT STAKE, IN THE COMPANY AT 45.0 YUAN ($6.72) PER SHARE.  Full Article

Diageo To Commence Second Tranche Of 3 Bln Stg Share Buyback
Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 02:18am EST 

Feb 7 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAMME.F19 PROGRAMME WILL NOW RETURN UP TO £3.0 BILLION TO SHAREHOLDERS.ENTERED INTO A NON-DISCRETIONARY AGREEMENT WITH CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS LIMITED.PURPOSE OF BUYBACK PROGRAMME IS TO REDUCE SHARE CAPITAL OF ALL SHARES REPURCHASED WILL BE CANCELLED..NON-DISCRETIONARY AGREEMENT WITH CITIGROUP WILL COMMENCE ON 7 FEBRUARY 2019 AND IS EXPECTED TO END NO LATER THAN 30 JUNE 2019.SECOND TRANCHE OF F19 PROGRAMME OF UP TO £1.7 BILLION WILL FALL WITHIN MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SHARES.  Full Article

Diageo Completes Sale Of Portfolio Of Brands
Friday, 21 Dec 2018 02:00am EST 

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::DIAGEO COMPLETES SALE OF PORTFOLIO OF BRANDS.  Full Article

Diageo Sells 19 Brands For $550 MILLION
Monday, 12 Nov 2018 02:00am EST 

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::DIAGEO PLC - DIAGEO SELLS PORTFOLIO OF BRANDS.DIAGEO PLC - DIAGEO HAS AGREED SALE OF NINETEEN BRANDS IN AN AGREEMENT WITH SAZERAC FOR AN AGGREGATE CONSIDERATION OF $550 MILLION.DIAGEO - NET PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £340 MILLION, AFTER TAX AND TRANSACTION COSTS, WILL BE RETURNED TO SHAREHOLDERS THROUGH A SHARE REPURCHASE.DIAGEO PLC - TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE AN EXCEPTIONAL GAIN ON DISPOSAL OF APPROXIMATELY £110M.DIAGEO PLC - TRANSACTION, WHICH IS SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL, IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE EARLY IN 2019.DIAGEO PLC - DEAL APPROXIMATELY 1.9 PENCE PER SHARE DILUTIVE TO PRE-EXCEPTIONAL EPS IN FIRST FULL FINANCIAL YEAR.DIAGEO PLC - HAS ALSO AGREED TO ENTER INTO LONG-TERM SUPPLY CONTRACTS WITH SAZERAC ON COMPLETION FOR FIVE OF BRANDS EACH FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS.DIAGEO PLC - BRANDS INCLUDED IN TRANSACTION ARE SEAGRAM'S VO, SEAGRAM'S 83, SEAGRAM'S FIVE STAR, MYERS'S, PARROT BAY, ROMANA SAMBUCA.DIAGEO - BRANDS INCLUDED IN TRANSACTION ARE YUKON JACK, GOLDSCHLAGER, STIRRINGS, CLUB, SCORESBY, BLACK HAUS PELIGROSO, RELSKA, GRIND, PIEHOLE.  Full Article

Diageo Announces Launch Of Partial Tender Offer For Shares In Sichuan Shuijingfang Co Ltd
Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 08:52am EDT 

July 10 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::LAUNCH OF PARTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES IN SICHUAN SHUIJINGFANG COMPANY LIMITED.PTO PRICE IS RMB62.00 PER SHARE.TO INCREASE ITS AGGREGATE EQUITY STAKE IN SICHUAN SHUIJINGFANG COMPANY LTD FROM APPROXIMATELY 39.71% TO UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 60%.CO LAUNCHING PARTIAL TENDER OFFER TO INCREASE AGGREGATE EQUITY STAKE IN SJF FROM ABOUT 39.71% TO UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 60%.  Full Article

Diageo Announces Possible Partial Tender Offer For SJF Shares
Monday, 25 Jun 2018 08:33am EDT 

June 25 (Reuters) - Diageo Plc ::POSSIBLE PARTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES IN SJF.APPROACHED BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SICHUAN SHUIJINGFANG WITH PROPOSAL FOR PARTIAL TENDER OFFER TO INCREASE AGGREGATE EQUITY STAKE IN SJF.PROPOSAL FOR A PARTIAL TENDER OFFER TO INCREASE ITS AGGREGATE EQUITY STAKE IN SJF FROM ABOUT 39.71 PCT TO UP TO 60 PCT AT OFFER PRICE OF RMB 62/SHARE.SHAREHOLDERS IN SJF HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT SUCH PROPOSAL IS STILL UNDER DISCUSSION AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT ANY OFFER WILL BE MADE.  Full Article

Sichuan Swellfun's British Owner Diageo Offers To Buy Company Shares To Raise Stake From 39.71 Percent
Monday, 25 Jun 2018 07:25am EDT 

June 25 (Reuters) - Sichuan Swellfun Co Ltd <600779.SS>::SAYS OWNER DIAGEO PLC OFFERS TO BUY COMPANY SHARES IN ORDER TO RAISE HOLDINGS TO UP TO 60 PERCENT FROM 39.71 PERCENT.  Full Article

Diageo Has Kicked Off An Auction Of Us-Focused Spirits Brands - Sky News
Thursday, 24 May 2018 07:00am EDT 

May 24 (Reuters) - :DIAGEO HAS KICKED OFF AN AUCTION OF US-FOCUSED SPIRITS BRANDS INCLUDING GOLDSCHLAGER - SKY NEWS.  Full Article

Diageo launches and prices $2 bln fixed and floating rate bonds
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:00am EDT 

May 16 (Reuters) - Diageo PLC ::LAUNCHES AND PRICES FOUR-TRANCHE $2 BILLION FIXED AND FLOATING RATE USD DENOMINATED BONDS.PROCEEDS FROM THIS ISSUANCE WILL BE USED FOR GENERAL CORPORATE PURPOSES..  Full Article

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