PRESS RELEASE9 May 2012
Diageo launches and prices three-tranche $2.5bn fixed rate Dollar denominated bondsDownload file
Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, yesterday launched and priced a $2.5 billion bond transaction consisting of $1bn 1.5% May 2017, $1bn 2.875% May 2022 and $500mn 4.25% May 2042 fixed rate notes under its US Debt Issuance Programme. The issuer of the 2017 bonds is Diageo Capital plc and the issuer of the 2022 and 2042 bonds is Diageo Investment Corporation, with payment of principal and interest fully guaranteed by Diageo plc.
Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and RBS were book-running managers. Proceeds from this issuance will be used primarily for general corporate purposes.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities either in the United States or any other jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration and qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any public offering of securities in the United States is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the Registration Statement filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Diageo plc, Diageo Capital plc, Diageo Finance B.V. and Diageo Investment Corporation and previously declared effective.
Diageo has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents Diageo has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Diageo and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. You may request a copy of these documents by contacting Diageo plc on 011-44-(0)20-8978-6000.
Investor enquiries to:
Agnes Bota +36 1 580 1022
Sarah Paul +44 (0) 20 8978 4326
Media enquiries to:
Stephen Doherty +44 (0) 20 8978 2528
Kirsty King +44 (0) 20 8978 6855
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
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