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2014 AGM

The 2014 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Thursday, 18 September 2014 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 2,754,221,154 Ordinary Shares carrying one vote each, excluding any Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares. As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 242,068,532 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 2,512,152,622.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTE WITHELD
1) Report and Accounts 1,687,654,417 98.85% 19,579,184 1.15% 18,196,765
2) Directors Remuneration Report 1,643,966,601 97.01% 50,619,135 2.99% 30,844,578
3) Directors Remuneration policy 1,663,866,061 97.47% 43,275,688 2.53% 18,288,488
4) Declaration of final dividend 1,720,749,983 99.97% 447,317 0.03% 4,232,873
5) Re-election of P B Bruzelius 1,684,816,956 98.63% 23,416,625 1.37% 17,196,152
6) Re-election of L M Danon 1,714,008,749 99.59% 7,000,260 0.41% 4,421,226
7) Re-election of Lord Davies 1,711,595,642 99.45% 9,421,755 0.55% 4,412,838
8) Re-election of Ho KwonPing 1,643,743,598 95.52% 77,142,639 4.48% 4,543,998
9) Re-election of B D Holden 1,708,478,204 99.27% 12,530,159 0.73% 4,421,949
10) Re-election of Dr F B Humer 1,713,538,330 99.57% 7,477,896 0.43% 4,414,091
11) Re-election of D Mahlan 1,714,384,207 99.61% 6,640,510 0.39% 4,405,595
12) Re-election of I Menezes 1,720,266,183 99.96% 759,321 0.04% 4,405,258
13) Re-election of P G Scott 1,715,430,491 99.68% 5,584,871 0.32% 4,405,581
14) Election of N S Mendelsohn 1,715,345,952 99.67% 5,624,051 0.33% 4,460,109
15) Election of A J H Stewart 1,715,402,733 99.68% 5,572,772 0.32% 4,449,564
16) Re-appointment of Auditor 1,697,179,543 99.51% 8,310,998 0.49% 19,939,741
17) Remuneration of auditor 1,716,683,937 99.83% 2,881,832 0.17% 5,864,465
18) Authority to allot shares 1,682,592,630 97.84% 37,072,189 2.16% 5,765,135
19) Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,690,332,494 98.30% 29,264,613 1.70% 5,833,210
20) Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,719,468,050 99.91% 1,486,477 0.09% 4,474,513
21) Authority to make political donations and/or to incur political expenditure in the EU 1,672,041,493 97.25% 47,250,741 2.75% 6,137,190
22) Adoption of the Diageo 2014 long term Incentive Plan 1,636,407,308 96.79% 54,236,833 3.21% 34,784,853

* 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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