DIAGEO PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

TO:      Regulatory Information Service                                     


                                                                           
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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 today that
Gilbert Ghostine, a person discharging managerial responsibility (`PDMR'),
exercised an option, on 1 March 2013, over 91,513 ordinary shares of 28 101/108
pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") granted under the Company's
Senior Executive Share Option Plan ("SESOP"). The options were granted on 17
September 2009 at an exercise price of £9.52 per Ordinary Share. 
Mr Ghostine subsequently sold 90,597 Ordinary Shares on 1 March 2013, at a
price per share of £19.90. He retains the balance of 916 Ordinary Shares. 
As a result of the above transactions, the interests of Mr Ghostine in the
Company's Ordinary Shares and American Depository Shares ("ADS")* (excluding
options, awards under the Company's LTIPs and interests as potential
beneficiary of the Company's Employee Benefit Trusts) have increased to 106,302
(of which 33,177 are held as ADS). 
J Nicholls 
Deputy Secretary 
1 March 2013 
*1 ADS is the equivalent of 4 Ordinary Shares. 
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