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Shareholder Services

In this section you will find:

  • 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.

Electronic communications

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.

Be a ScamSmart investor

Investment fraudsters will use a variety of techniques to try to take your hard earned money, and regularly target experienced investors.

Investment scams are designed to look like genuine investments.

Scammers may do one or more of the following:

  1. Apply pressure on you to invest in a time-limited offer, offer you a bonus or discount if you invest before a set date, or say that the opportunity is only available for a short period of time.
  2. Downplay the risks to your money, or use legal jargon to suggest the investment is very safe.
  3. Promise tempting returns, for example, offer much better interest rates than those offered elsewhere. Go by the rule that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
  4. Call you repeatedly and stay on the phone a long time.
  5. Say that they are only making the offer available to you, or even ask you to not tell anyone else about the opportunity.

Do your own checks before investing; check the Financial Conduct Authority Warning List and the financial services register to see if those that are asking for your money are legitimate. Think about getting impartial financial advice before you hand over any money. Seek advice from someone unconnected to the firm that has approached you.

Report a Scam

If you suspect that you have been approached by fraudsters please tell the FCA using the reporting form. You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

If you have lost money to investment fraud, you should report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Find out more at www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart

Shareholders in the Republic of Ireland should visit the Central Bank of Ireland website and follow the guidance provided.

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