DIAGEO PLC: 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 received under Paragraph 3.1.2 of the
Disclosure and Transparency Rules. 
Diageo plc (the "Company") announces that: 
 1. it received notification on 15 November 2012 that Paul Walsh, a director, 


    had disposed of 15,000 ordinary shares of 28 101/108 pence each in the
    Company ("Ordinary Shares") as a gift on 14 November 2012.
     2. it received notification on 16 November 2012 that Deirdre Mahlan, a
    director, exercised options on 15 November 2012 over American Depository
    Shares in the Company ("ADS")* granted under the Diageo Share Option Plan
    as set out below:


   
No. of ADS        Date of grant         Price per share                 
                                             
394               20 September 2005     $59.40        
                                             
11,338            19 September 2006     $70.38        
                                             
3,390             18 September 2007     $84.53        
Ms Mahlan subsequently sold 12,712 ADS on 15 November 2012, at a price per ADS
of $114.18. Ms Mahlan retains the balance of 2,410 ADS. 
 3. it received notification on 16 November 2012 that Ivan Menezes, a director, 


    exercised options on 15 November 2012 over 40,813 ADS in the Company
    granted on 18 September 2007 at a price per ADS of $84.53 under the
    Company's Senior Executive Share Option Plan. Mr Menezes subsequently sold
    39,813 ADS on 15 November 2012, at a price per ADS of $114.15. Mr Menezes
    retains the balance of 1,000 ADS.


As a result of the above transactions, interests of directors in the Company's
Ordinary Shares and 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         No. of Ordinary Shares                           
                                                                     
D Mahlan                 132,158 (of which 131,583 are held as ADS)       
                                                                     
I Menezes                519,256 (of which 426,258 are held as ADS)       
                                                                     
P Walsh                  749,582   
                                    
J Nicholls
Deputy Company Secretary 
16 November 2012 
*1 ADS is equal to 4 Ordinary Shares 
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