- information about Diageo shares
- tools you can use to look up historical as well as comparative dividend information, and
- answers to any questions you may have about your shareholding.
If you are a holder of Diageo ordinary shares, which are primarily traded on the London Stock Exchange, visit Ordinary shares for further information about the services available to you.
Ordinary shareholders can check the number of shares they own, their value, register for electronic communications, update their address, provide dividend mandate details, vote on resolutions at our AGM and partake in online share dealing. All these services can be found on our registrar's website.
If you are a holder of Diageo ADRs (American Depository Receipts) listed on the New York Stock Exchange, visit ADR holders for further information on the services available to you.
Diageo encourages its shareholders to help it reduce printing, paper and postage environmental impacts and costs by opting to receive shareholder documents (including the Annual Report) electronically. We believe shareholders who receive these documents electronically receive information more quickly and simply.
To receive communications and documents electronically, register your email address at www.diageoregistrars.com and we will send you an email letting you know that the shareholder documents are available online at our website for you to view or download. Shareholders that have not either (i) registered an email address, or (ii) requested to receive papers copies of the Annual Report and other shareholder documents will receive a postcard letting them know that the shareholder documents are available online at our website. You can request a paper copy of any shareholder documents or change your election at any time by contacting Diageo Registrars.
Warning to shareholders – share fraud guidance from the FCA
Fraudsters use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure investors into scams.
They may offer to sell shares that turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or to buy shares at an inflated price in return for an upfront payment. While high profits are promised, if you buy or sell shares in this way you will probably lose your money.
5,000 people contact the Financial Conduct Authority about share fraud each year, with victims losing an average of £20,000
How to avoid share fraud
- Keep in mind that firms authorised by the FCA are unlikely to contact you out of the blue with an offer to buy or sell shares.
- Do not get into a conversation, note the name of the person and firm contacting you and then end the call.
- Check the Financial Services Register from www.fca.org.uk to see if the person and firm contacting you is authorised by the FCA.
- Beware of fraudsters claiming to be from an authorised firm, copying its website or giving you false contact details.
- Use the firm’s contact details listed on the Register if you want to call it back.
- Call the FCA on 0800 111 6768 if the firm does not have contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.
- Search the list of unauthorised firms to avoid at www.fca.org.uk/scams.
- Consider that if you buy or sell shares from an unauthorised firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
- Think about getting independent financial and professional advice before you hand over any money.
- Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Report a Scam
If you are approached by fraudsters please tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at www.fca.org.uk/scams, where you can find out more about investment scams.
You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
For Shareholders in the Republic of Ireland, please follow the guidance from the Central Bank of Ireland on the following page http://www.centralbank.ie/regulation/unauthorised-firms/pages/default.aspx