Managing your ordinary shareholding

As an ordinary shareholder, you can manage your shareholding online through our Share Portal – reducing the need for paperwork and providing free, secure, 24 hour online access for your convenience.

The Share Portal enables you to:

  • view your shareholding
  • update dividend mandate bank instructions
  • elect to receive your dividend in US dollars
  • update your home address
  • join the Dividend Reinvestment Plan
  • arrange dividend payments in local currency via our International Payment Service
  • view transaction and dividend payment history
  • access dividend confirmations
  • choose to receive important shareholder communications by email
  • download useful forms.

Visit the Share Portal to register or sign in. Our FAQs page has more information about how to manage your shareholding.

Buying/selling shares

We offer an easy and low-cost dealing service through the Link Group Share Dealing Services to residents in the European Economic Area. Visit for more information on the service. You can also sell shares over the telephone by calling Link on +44 (0) 371 277 1010 between 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Alternatively, you can buy or sell Diageo shares through any bank or stockbroker of your choice. 

Transferring shares

Share transfers can usually be done without using a bank or stockbroker if both the transferor and transferee agree. This is an “off market” transfer and is generally used when there is no stamp duty payable on the transfer (for example, when the shareholder is gifting shares to a relative or charity).

If you would like to transfer shares, please contact our Registrar, Link Group.

Changes in personal circumstances

You should advise our Registrar, Link Group, of any of the following:

  • Change of name.
    Please contact our Registrar, Link Group, on the contact details available on our Investor contacts page.
  • If a shareholder dies.
    Information on how to register the death of a shareholder can be found in the ‘General’ section of our portal help centre.

Visit the Investor Centre to register