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Historical AGM

Here you'll find information on our Annual General Meetings dating back to 2011.

2017 AGM

The 2017 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 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 2,754,467,515 Ordinary Shares carrying one vote each, excluding any Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares. As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 236,734,257 treasury shares representing 10% of the company's issued share capital (excluding treasury shares).

As at the Latest Practicable Date the total number of voting rights in the company was, therefore 2,517,733,258.

 

VOTES FOR

%*

VOTES AGAINST

%*

VOTES WITHHELD**

1) Report and Accounts

1,958,571,162

99.70

5,794,986

0.30

18,441,398

2) Directors’ Remuneration Report

1,915,370,899

97.22

54,745,724

2.78

12,690,154

3) Directors’ Remuneration Policy

1,905,251,510

96.19

75,507,013

3.81

2,048,247

4) Final Dividend

1,981,742,644

99.99

273,999

0.01

789,981

5) Re-election of PB Bruzelius

1,973,532,772

99.89

2,220,707

0.11

7,053,145

6) Re-election of Lord Davies

1,967,235,676

99.57

8,519,122

0.43

7,051,833

7) Re-election of J Ferrán

1,964,253,132

99.12

17,526,131

0.88

1,027,368

8) Re-election of Ho KwonPing

1,854,107,434

93.98

118,831,276

6.02

9,867,921

9) Re-election of BD Holden

1,979,083,549

99.86

2,755,067

0.14

968,015

10) Re-election of NS Mendelsohn

1,980,445,358

99.94

1,215,260

0.06

1,146,013

11) Re-election of IM Menezes

1,980,941,490

99.96

863,949

0.04

1,001,192

12) Re-election of KA Mikells

1,964,648,715

99.14

17,130,099

0.86

1,027,817

13) Re-election of AJH Stewart

1,979,524,219

99.89

2,258,443

0.11

1,023,969

14) Re-appointment of Auditor

1,965,261,038

99.15

16,784,488

0.85

761,105

15) Remuneration of auditor

1,967,388,727

99.27

14,505,656

0.73

911,971

16) Authority to allot shares

1,954,361,007

98.64

27,040,866

1.36

1,404,750

17) Disapplication of pre-emption rights

1,964,232,954

99.15

16,782,975

0.85

1,787,548

18) Authority to purchase own ordinary shares

1,951,867,737

98.59

27,914,923

1.41

3,023,964

19) Authority to make political donations and/or to incur political  expenditure in the EU**

1,919,454,738

97.21

55,181,875

2.79

8,169,288

20) Adoption of Diageo 2017 Share Value Plan**

1,859,608,157

93.87

121,449,532

6.13

1,745,482

*As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (excluding votes Withheld).

**Resolutions other than those concerning ordinary business.

Download 2017 AGM Docs

Notice of meeting

Web proxy

2016 AGM

The 2016 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 21 September 2016 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 2,517,817,255 Ordinary Shares carrying one vote each, excluding any Ordinary Shares held as treasury shares.

As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 236,567,023 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 2,517,817,255.

RESOLUTION

VOTES FOR

%*

VOTES AGAINST

%*

VOTES WITHELD

1) Report and Accounts

1,923,101,205

99.71

5,625,466

0.29

21,246,395

2) Directors’ Remuneration Report

1,847,226,415

94.82

100,963,321

5.18

1,783,328

3) Final Dividend

1,948,845,491

99.98

322,844

0.02

804,731

4) Re-election of PB Bruzelius

1,934,006,300

99.45

10,683,091

0.55

5,283,174

5) Re-election of Lord Davies

1,934,831,150

99.49

9,858,576

0.51

5,282,839

6) Re-election of Ho KwonPing

1,757,416,495

91.57

161,893,045

8.43

30,663,022

7) Re-election of BD Holden

1,940,846,662

99.59

8,080,999

0.41

1,044,904

8) Re-election of Dr FB Humer

1,908,164,211

98.65

26,037,168

1.35

15,771,186

9) Re-election of NS Mendelsohn

1,923,225,868

99.30

13,616,275

0.70

13,130,422

10) Re-election of IM Menezes

1,947,944,432

99.95

979,594

0.05

1,048,540

11) Re-election of PG Scott

1,939,828,125

99.54

9,061,215

0.46

1,083,225

12) Re-election of AJH Stewart

1,926,580,528

99.47

10,277,651

0.53

13,114,386

13) Election of J Ferrán

1,938,175,973

99.45

10,666,056

0.55

1,130,537

14) Election of KA Mikells

1,946,080,107

99.86

2,795,519

0.14

1,096,939

15) Election of EN Walmsley***

-

-

-

-

-

16) Re-appointment of Auditor

1,945,591,463

99.82

3,570,418

0.18

811,050

17) Remuneration of auditor

1,944,225,526

99.76

4,627,412

0.24

1,120,128

18) Authority to allot shares

1,912,660,305

98.16

35,765,952

1.84

1,546,780

19) Disapplication of pre-emption rights

1,933,853,877

99.28

13,972,491

0.72

2,146,698

20) Authority to purchase own ordinary shares

1,924,604,689

98.76

24,173,573

1.24

1,194,804

21) Authority to make political donations and/or to incur political expenditure in the EU**

1,876,158,573

96.52

67,600,256

3.48

6,214,236

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (excluding votes Withheld).

** Resolutions other than those concerning ordinary business.

*** Resolution 15 was withdrawn with the consent of the meeting as Ms Walmsley indicated that she wished to stand down from the board.

2016 AGM documents 

2015 AGM

The 2015 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB.

Diageo's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,515,148,847 ordinary shares carrying one vote each, excluding any ordinary shares held as treasury shares.

As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 239,159,553 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, 2,515,148,847.

Resolution

VOTES FOR

%*

VOTES AGAINST

%*

VOTE WITHHELD

1) Report and Accounts 1,846,690,194 99.67% 6,099,447 0.33% 15,096,009
2) Directors’ Remuneration Report 1,767,690,112 96.45% 64,973,516 3.55% 35,221,124
3) Declaration of final dividend 1,863,786,778 99.98% 352,969 0.02% 3,746,767
4) Re-election of P B Bruzelius 1,813,022,327 97.86% 39,636,888 2.14% 15,227,039
5) Re-election of Lord Davies 1,839,703,872 98.76% 23,032,742 1.24% 5,149,036
6) Re-election of Ho Kwon Ping 1,738,268,438 93.84% 114,203,358 6.16% 15,414,706
7) Re-election of B D Holden 1,849,296,785 99.28% 13,441,199 0.72% 5,148,530
8) Re-election of Dr F B Humer 1,839,533,687 98.76% 23,069,087 1.24% 5,282,876
9) Re-election of D Mahlan 1,839,641,614 98.77% 22,974,912 1.23% 5,269,112
10) Re-election of N S Mendelsohn 1,832,835,607 98.96% 19,269,514 1.04% 15,781,193
11) Re-election of I Menezes 1,849,044,368 99.27% 13,595,375 0.73% 5,246,771
12) Re-election of P G Scott 1,849,606,631 99.30% 13,096,124 0.70% 5,183,759
13) Re-election of A J H Stewart 1,834,565,571 98.97% 19,023,869 1.03% 14,297,074
14) Appointment of auditor 1,861,635,702 99.89% 2,105,205 0.11% 4,144,743
15) Remuneration of auditor 1,860,018,490 99.81% 3,537,683 0.19% 4,329,477
16) Authority to allot shares 1,832,801,237 98.36% 30,588,576 1.64% 4,495,835
17) Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,806,482,691 98.12% 34,702,168 1.88% 26,700,048
18) Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,860,746,021 99.90% 1,880,538 0.10% 5,256,820
19) Authority to make political donations and/or
to incur political expenditure in the EU**
1,780,829,589 96.87% 57,455,365 3.13% 29,599,846

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (excluding votes Withheld).

** Resolutions other than those concerning ordinary business.

2015 AGM Documents

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.

Diageo's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,512,152,622 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 %* VOTES WITHHELD
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 Kwon Ping 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.

2014 AGM documents

2013 AGM

The 2013 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Thursday 19 September 2013 at The Hilton London Paddington Hotel, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE.

Diageo's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,510,398,085 ordinary shares carrying one vote each, excluding any ordinary shares held as treasury shares.

As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 243,773,696 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, 2,510,398,085.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTES WITHHELD
Report and accounts 2013 1,742,239,856 99.44% 9,854,951 0.56% 75,440,459
Directors' remuneration report 2013 1,595,322,555 88.17% 214,086,018 11.83% 18,126,693
Declaration of final dividend 1,824,379,472 99.98% 309,750 0.02% 2,845,879
Re-election of PB Bruzelius as a director 1,794,814,507 99.01% 18,003,956 0.99% 14,713,465
Re-election of LM Danon as a director 1,802,545,154 99.43% 10,383,782 0.57% 14,602,242
Re-election of Lord Davies as a director 1,811,580,166 99.29% 12,946,765 0.71% 3,005,031
Re-election of Ho Kwon Ping as a director 1,811,082,417 99.26% 13,438,037 0.74% 3,007,857
Re-election of BD Holden as a director 1,817,458,135 99.61% 7,106,226 0.39% 2,967,601
Re-election of Dr FB Humer as a director 1,797,511,475 98.51% 27,149,032 1.49% 2,870,673
Re-election of D Mahlan as a director 1,820,038,310 99.75% 4,475,916 0.25% 3,016,986
Re-election of IM Menezes as a director        1,823,526,963 99.94% 1,045,006 0.06% 2,959,211
Re-election of PG Scott as a director 1,817,398,560 99.61% 7,150,070 0.39% 2,981,822
Appointment of auditor 1,792,514,193 99.28% 12,976,320 0.72% 22,039,027
Remuneration of auditor 1,814,097,980 99.63% 6,764,256 0.37% 6,661,753
Authority to allot shares 1,793,133,244 98.31% 30,810,779 1.69% 3,588,455
Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,811,825,368 99.38% 11,390,955 0.62% 4,316,155
Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,817,170,234 99.61% 7,120,788 0.39% 3,237,400
Authority to make political donations and/or
to incur political expenditure in the EU**
1,751,702,358 96.37% 65,983,954 3.63% 9,842,108
Reduced notice of a general meeting other
than an annual general meeting**
1,558,422,111 85.44% 265,471,485 14.56% 3,634,824

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (i.e. excluding votes Withheld).

**Resolutions other than those concerning ordinary business.

2013 AGM documents

2012 AGM

The 2012 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 17 October 2012 at Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ.

Diageo's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,506,110,063 ordinary shares carrying one vote each, excluding any ordinary shares held as treasury shares.

As at the Latest Practicable Date, the company held 248,005,922 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, 2,506,110,063.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTES WITHHELD
Reports and accounts 2012 1,786,124,018 99.27% 13,060,463 0.73% 30,907,326
Directors’ remuneration report 2012 1,690,276,063 92.54% 136,267,048 7.46% 3,544,158
Declaration of final dividend 1,827,866,279 99.99% 209,659 0.01% 2,015,870
Re-election of PB Bruzelius as a director 1,805,914,176 99.43% 10,314,237 0.57% 13,862,356
Re-election of LM Danon as a director 1,806,655,107 99.45% 10,006,519 0.55% 13,429,143
Re-election of Lord Davies as a director 1,815,533,124 99.33% 12,336,326 0.67% 2,221,320
Re-election of BD Holden as a director 1,819,628,954 99.59% 7,487,750 0.41% 2,974,066
Re-election of Dr FB Humer as a director 1,815,881,118 99.34% 12,013,567 0.66% 2,196,548
Re-election of D Mahlan as a director 1,814,430,668 99.26% 13,488,919 0.74% 2,171,183
Re-election of PG Scott as a director 1,820,260,120 99.58% 7,656,354 0.42% 2,174,296
Re-election of HT Stitzer as a director 1,819,161,376 99.53% 8,660,016 0.47% 2,269,378
Re-election of PS Walsh as a director 1,733,199,633 95.39% 83,838,712 4.61% 13,052,424
Election of Ho Kwong Ping as director 1,820,188,354 99.58% 7,589,030 0.42% 2,313,563
Election of IM Menezes as director 1,815,452,670 99.32% 12,451,859 0.68% 2,185,685
Re-appointment of auditor 1,800,222,755 99.33% 12,166,171 0.67% 17,702,482
Remuneration of auditor 1,818,820,311 99.52% 8,706,549 0.48% 2,564,087
Authority to allot shares 1,806,823,718 98.87% 20,697,453 1.13% 2,570,239
Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,817,192,547 99.47% 9,699,738 0.53% 3,193,969
Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,812,010,686 99.75% 4,567,743 0.25% 13,508,621
Authority to make political donations and/or
to incur political expenditure in the EU**
1,779,427,059 97.54% 44,954,247 2.46% 5,709,939
Reduced notice of a general meeting other
than an annual general meeting**
1,634,721,704 89.45% 192,755,800 10.55% 2,610,309

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (i.e. excluding votes Withheld).

**Resolutions passed other than those concerning ordinary business.

2012 AGM documents

2011 AGM

The 2011 Diageo AGM was held at 2.30 pm on Thursday, 19 October 2011 at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL.

Diageo's issued share capital at the latest practicable time before the date on which notice of meeting was given ('the Latest Practicable Date') was 2,503,994,684 ordinary shares carrying one vote each, excluding any ordinary shares held as treasury shares.

As at the Latest Practicable Date , the company held 250,006,411 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, 2,503,994,684.

Resolution VOTES FOR %* VOTES AGAINST %* VOTES WITHHELD
Reports and accounts 2011 1,820,248,630 99.09% 16,632,493 0.91% 18,468,194
Directors’ remuneration report 2011 1,462,775,714 80.00% 365,773,869 20.00% 26,799,734
Declaration of final dividend 1,854,495,642 99.98% 284,075 0.02% 569,601
Re-election of PB Bruzelius as a director        1,809,178,804 97.98% 37,205,972 2.02% 8,943,981
Re-election of LM Danon as a director 1,849,461,098 99.72% 5,121,996 0.28% 748,073
Re-election of Lord Davies as a director 1,831,891,631 99.11% 16,381,789 0.89% 7,057,726
Re-election of BD Holden as a director 1,842,642,917 99.75% 4,573,119 0.25% 8,115,130
Re-election of Dr FB Humer as a director 1,837,117,258 99.06% 17,495,719 0.94% 736,041
Re-election of DA Mahlan as a director 1,846,627,550 99.57% 7,998,496 0.43% 722,574
Re-election of PG Scott as a director 1,842,981,220 99.71% 5,306,585 0.29% 7,060,802
Re-election of HT Stitzer as a director 1,850,827,753 99.80% 3,761,957 0.20% 759,296
Re-election of PS Walsh as a director 1,845,364,873 99.50% 9,276,287 0.50% 707,760
Re-appointment of auditor 1,836,622,693 99.51% 8,978,871 0.49% 9,747,753
Remuneration of auditor 1,850,741,193 99.81% 3,480,870 0.19% 1,127,205
Authority to allot shares 1,719,321,425 92.75% 134,473,724 7.25% 1,555,366
Disapplication of pre-emption rights 1,828,805,662 98.80% 22,181,247 1.20% 4,358,513
Authority to purchase own ordinary shares 1,838,372,683 99.49% 9,395,012 0.51% 7,579,643
Authority to make political donations and/or
to incur political expenditure in the EU
1,793,912,976 96.89% 57,530,027 3.11% 3,903,146
Reduced notice of a general meeting other
than an annual general meeting
1,671,535,592 90.15% 182,568,302 9.85% 1,237,188

* As a percentage of the aggregate of votes For plus votes Against (i.e. excluding votes Withheld).

**Resolutions passed other than those concerning ordinary business.

2011 AGM documents