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Dividend information

Dividends are normally paid twice a year – an interim dividend in April and a final dividend in October. The approximate split between the two payments is 40/60.

These are paid by Diageo in sterling, converted and then distributed to you by the ADR depositary, Citibank, in US dollars. The most recent dividend payment dates are listed on our financial calendar.

Dividend reinvestment

Citibank operates an International Direct Investment Plan for Diageo's ADR programme. The International Direct Plan is a direct share purchase and dividend reinvestment plan for ADR investors who live in the US. The plan allows existing shareholders the convenience of reinvesting all, or a portion of, their cash dividends, with reduced transaction costs.

The International Direct Investment Plan is sponsored and administered by Diageo's depositary bank, Citibank. Diageo has consented to the composition of the plan, but does not, and should not, be deemed to sponsor or administer the International Direct Investment Plan.

Visit the Citibank website for more information on the International Direct Investment Plan.

Dividend history

Year ended June Interim/Final Net amount (US$) Payment date
1998 Interim
Final
0.8321* #
0.7108*
01.05.98
04.12.98
1999 Interim
Final
0.5014
0.7557
07.05.99
19.11.99
2000 Interim
Final
0.5326
0.7232
20.04.00
27.11.00
2001 Interim
Final
0.5117
0.7781
27.04.01
15.11.01
2002 Interim
Final
0.538
0.9009
02.05.02
08.11.02
2003 Interim
Final
0.6124
1.0621
11.04.03
31.10.03
2004 Interim
Final
0.7724
1.2249
13.04.04
29.10.04
2005 Interim
Final
0.8513
1.2854
12.04.05
28.10.05
2006 Interim
Final
0.83726
1.43387
12.04.06
30.10.06
2007 Interim
Final
0.98763
1.63698
16.04.07
26.10.07
2008 Interim
Final
1.04808
1.45791
11.04.08
24.10.08
2009 Interim
Final
0.8192
1.4456
14.04.09
23.10.09
2010 Interim
Final
0.8851
1.4786
06.04.10
19.10.10
2011 Interim
Final
1.0088
1.5862
11.04.11
28.10.11
2012 Interim
Final
1.0506
1.7232
13.04.12
26.10.12
2013 Interim
Final
1.1047
1.8938
12.04.13
08.10.13
2014 Interim
Final
1.3062
2.0635
10.04.14
07.10.14
2015 Interim
Final
1.2770
2.1369
10.04.15
14.10.15
2016 Interim
Final
1.2700
1.84625
12.04.16
12.10.16
2017 Interim
Final
1.1808
2.0322 (proposed**) 
11.04.17
11.05.17

**the final rate will be available after the ordinary dividend is funded on 5 October 2017.

From 2017, dividend fees are charged at the rate of one cent per ADR per dividend payment. Please contact Citi on (001) 866 253 0933 if you have any questions.


* Paid as a foreign income dividend.
# A special one-off dividend payment was included to reflect the change in year end and consequent change in dividend payment patterns following the merger of Grand Metropolitan plc and Guinness plc to form Diageo plc in December 1997.