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2015 AGM

The 2015 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 at The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB. 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 2,754,308,400 Ordinary Shares carrying one vote each, excluding any Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares. As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 239,159,553 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 2,515,148,847.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTE WITHELD
1) Report and Accounts 1,846,690,194 99.67% 6,099,447 0.33% 15,096,009
2) Directors’ Remuneration Report 1,767,690,112 96.45% 64,973,516 3.55% 35,221,124
3) Declaration of final dividend 1,863,786,778 99.98% 352,969 0.02% 3,746,767
4) Re-election of P B Bruzelius 1,813,022,327 97.86% 39,636,888 2.14% 15,227,039
5) Re-election of Lord Davies 1,839,703,872 98.76% 23,032,742 1.24% 5,149,036
6) Re-election of Ho KwonPing 1,738,268,438 93.84% 114,203,358 6.16% 15,414,706
7) Re-election of B D Holden 1,849,296,785 99.28% 13,441,199 0.72% 5,148,530
8) Re-election of Dr F B Humer 1,839,533,687 98.76% 23,069,087 1.24% 5,282,876
9) Re-election of D Mahlan 1,839,641,614 98.77% 22,974,912 1.23% 5,269,112
10) Re-election of N S Mendelsohn 1,832,835,607 98.96% 19,269,514 1.04% 15,781,193
11) Re-election of I Menezes 1,849,044,368 99.27% 13,595,375 0.73% 5,246,771
12) Re-election of P G Scott 1,849,606,631 99.30% 13,096,124 0.70% 5,183,759
13) Re-election of A J H Stewart 1,834,565,571 98.97% 19,023,869 1.03% 14,297,074
14) Appointment of Auditor 1,861,635,702 99.89% 2,105,205 0.11% 4,144,743
15) Remuneration of auditor 1,860,018,490 99.81% 3,537,683 0.19% 4,329,477
16) Authority to allot shares 1,832,801,237 98.36% 30,588,576 1.64% 4,495,835
17) Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,806,482,691 98.12% 34,702,168 1.88% 26,700,048
18) Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,860,746,021 99.90% 1,880,538 0.10% 5,256,820
19) Authority to make political donations and/or to incur political expenditure in the EU** 1,780,829,589 96.87% 57,455,365 3.13% 29,599,846

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

** Resolutions 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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