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Managing your 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
  • 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 Capita Share Dealing Services to residents in the European Economic Area. Visit www.capitadeal.com/diageo for more information on the service. You can also sell shares over the telephone by calling Capita 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).

A signed Stock Transfer Form together with relevant share certificate(s) should be forwarded to the Diageo Registrar.

When stamp duty is payable on the transfer, the Stock Transfer Form should be sent to HMRC and duty paid before being forwarded to the Diageo Registrar.

Shareholders who are residents of the Republic of Ireland should complete the equivalent Irish Stock Transfer Form.

Changes in personal circumstances

You should advise the Diageo Registrar in writing of any of the following:

  • Change of name
  • If a shareholder dies

Changes of address and bank details can be performed online through our Share Portal. Links have been provided to the relevant forms if you prefer to notify us in writing.

Download a Change of Address Notification Form 

Download a Dividend Mandate Form 

For further details of the documents required to notify a change of name or the death of a shareholder, please visit our FAQs page. If the shareholder was resident in the UK, further information can be found in our UK Bereavement Guide.