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2012 AGM

The 2012 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 at Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ. The company's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,506,110,063 Ordinary Shares carrying one vote each, excluding any Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares. As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 248,005,922 treasury shares representing 10% of the company's issued share capital (excluding treasury shares) as at that date. As at the Latest Practicable Date the total number of voting rights in the company was, therefore, 2,506,110,063.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTE WITHELD
Reports and accounts 2012 1,786,124,018 99.27% 13,060,463 0.73% 30,907,326
Directors’ remuneration report 2012 1,690,276,063 92.54% 136,267,048 7.46% 3,544,158
Declaration of final dividend 1,827,866,279 99.99% 209,659 0.01% 2,015,870
Re-election of PB Bruzelius as a director 1,805,914,176 99.43% 10,314,237 0.57% 13,862,356
Re-election of LM Danon as a director 1,806,655,107 99.45% 10,006,519 0.55% 13,429,143
Re-election of Lord Davies as a director 1,815,533,124 99.33% 12,336,326 0.67% 2,221,320
Re-election of BD Holden as a director 1,819,628,954 99.59% 7,487,750 0.41% 2,974,066
Re-election of Dr FB Humer as a director 1,815,881,118 99.34% 12,013,567 0.66% 2,196,548
Re-election of D Mahlan as a director 1,814,430,668 99.26% 13,488,919 0.74% 2,171,183
Re-election of PG Scott as a director 1,820,260,120 99.58% 7,656,354 0.42% 2,174,296
Re-election of HT Stitzer as a director 1,819,161,376 99.53% 8,660,016 0.47% 2,269,378
Re-election of PS Walsh as a director 1,733,199,633 95.39% 83,838,712 4.61% 13,052,424
Election of Ho KwongPing as director 1,820,188,354 99.58% 7,589,030 0.42% 2,313,563
Election of IM Menezes as director 1,815,452,670 99.32% 12,451,859 0.68% 2,185,685
Re-appointment of auditor 1,800,222,755 99.33% 12,166,171 0.67% 17,702,482
Remuneration of auditor 1,818,820,311 99.52% 8,706,549 0.48% 2,564,087
Authority to allot shares 1,806,823,718 98.87% 20,697,453 1.13% 2,570,239
Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,817,192,547 99.47% 9,699,738 0.53% 3,193,969
Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,812,010,686 99.75% 4,567,743 0.25% 13,508,621
Authority to make political donations and/or to incur political expenditure in the EU** 1,779,427,059 97.54% 44,954,247 2.46% 5,709,939
Reduced notice of a general meeting other than an annual general meeting** 1,634,721,704 89.45% 192,755,800 10.55% 2,610,309

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (i.e. excluding votes Withheld).

**Resolutions passed other than those concerning ordinary business.

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General Meeting (GM)

The company will call a GM if an important matter requiring shareholder approval cannot wait until the next AGM.

For example, an EGM was held on 2 October 2000 to enable shareholders to vote on the proposed disposal of Pillsbury to General Mills, Inc.

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