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, today, it received notification
that, on 20 November 2012, a grantor retained annuity trust ("GRAT"), of which
Ivan Menezes was the grantor and sole trustee and his two children the
beneficiaries, had been terminated. 
Of the shares held in the GRAT, 16,755 American Depository Shares in the
Company ("ADSs")* were transferred to Mr Menezes's own name and 3,207 ADSs to
trust accounts for the benefit of his children. 
As a result of the above transactions, the interests of Mr Menezes in ordinary
shares of 28 101/108 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") and ADSs
(excluding options, awards under the Company's LTIPs and interests as a
potential beneficiary of the Company's Employee Benefit Trusts) remain at
519,256 (of which 426,258 are held as ADSs). 
J Nicholls 
Deputy Company Secretary 
21 November 2012 
*1 ADS is the equivalent of 4 Ordinary Shares. 
-0- Nov/21/2012 15:55 GMT
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