DIAGEO PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

TO:      Regulatory Information Service                                         

         PR Newswire                                                           

RE:      Paragraph 3.1.4 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules               
The notification listed below was received under Paragraph 3.1.2 of the
Disclosure and Transparency Rules. 
Diageo plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 16
November 2012 that John Kennedy, a person discharging managerial
responsibility, 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 ADSs        Date of grant         Price per ADS    
6,820              19 September 2006     $70.38           
4,500              16 September 2008     $74.16           
Mr Kennedy subsequently sold 8,957 ADSs on 15 November 2012, at a price per ADS
of $114.23. Mr Kennedy retains the balance of 2,363 ADSs. 
As a result of the above transaction, the interests of Mr Kennedy in the
Company's ordinary shares of 28 101/108 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary
Shares") (excluding options, awards under the Company's LTIPs and interests as
a potential beneficiary of the Company's Employee Benefit Trusts) has increased
to 25,876 (of which 21,280 are held as ADSs). 
J Nicholls 
Deputy Company Secretary 
19 November 2012 
*1 ADS is equal to 4 Ordinary Shares 
-0- Nov/19/2012 15:11 GMT
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