DIAGEO PLC: Transaction in Own Shares

TO:      Regulatory Information Service                                      

         PR Newswire                                                        

RE:      PARAGRAPH 12.6.4 OF THE LISTING RULES                               
Diageo plc - Transaction in Own Shares 
Diageo plc (the "Company") announces that today, it released from treasury
91,376 ordinary shares of 28 101/108 pence each ("Ordinary Shares"), to satisfy
grants made under employee share plans.  The average price at which these
Ordinary Shares were released from treasury was 1,056.32 pence per share. 
Following this release, the Company holds 247,534,444 Ordinary Shares as
treasury shares and the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding
shares held as treasury shares) is 2,506,578,681. 
John Nicholls 
Deputy Company Secretary 
4 May 2012 
-0- May/04/2012 14:43 GMT
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