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 13 March
2013 that Ivan Menezes, a director, exercised options on 12 March 2013 over
57,916 American Depositary Shares ("ADS")* in the Company granted on 17
September 2009 at a price per ADS of $63.13 under the Company's Senior
Executive Share Option Plan. Mr Menezes subsequently sold 56,916 ADS on 12
March 2013, at a price per ADS of $119.17. Mr Menezes retains the balance of
1,000 ADS. 
As a result of the above transaction, Mr Menezes's interests in the Company's
Ordinary Shares (excluding options, awards under the Company's LTIPs and
interests as a potential beneficiary of the Company's Employee Benefit Trusts)
have increased to 524,480 (of which 431,482 are held as ADSs) 
P Tunnacliffe 
Company Secretary 
13 March 2013 
*1 ADS is equal to 4 Ordinary Shares 
-0- Mar/13/2013 14:20 GMT
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