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Ordinary shares FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you'll find answers to some of the common questions that ordinary shareholders ask.
Who are the Company's Registrars and how do I contact them?
Our Registrar is Link Group (Link), who can be contacted on the contact details available on our Investor contacts page.
What is the Share Portal and how do I register?
Our Share Portal is an easy way to manage your shareholding. You can manage your shares online and sign up for e-communications – and cut the amount of paper we have to send you. Visit our Share Portal to register for an account.
What is my unique investor code and where can I find it?
This is an 11 digit unique code, which identifies your shareholding. It can be found on your share certificate or dividend confirmation and is also known as a shareholder reference number.
How do I check a shareholding in Diageo?
You can register with our Share Portal to view details of your holding. Alternatively, please contact our Registrar, Link Group, quoting your full name and address and the 11-digit unique investor code reference number found on your share certificate or dividend confirmation.
How can I inform you of a change of address?
You can update your address online by registering with our Share Portal. Alternatively, you can contact our Registrar, Link Group, on the contact details available on our Investor contacts page.
I have recently changed my name, how can I notify you?
My relative has recently died, what steps do I now need to take to notify you of this?
Information on how to register the death of a shareholder can be found in the ‘General’ section of our portal help centre.
Can I receive my shareholder documents electronically?
Yes. Please log on to our Share Portal where you can elect your communication preference. You will be notified whenever shareholder documents are available on our website. You will also be able to download your dividend confirmations online.
Lost share certificate(s)
I have lost my share certificate, how do I get a replacement
If you've lost your share certificate please contact our Registrar, Link Group using the contact details on our Investor contacts page.
Transferring ordinary shares
I would like to transfer shares to another individual, how do I go about this?
Please contact our Registrar, Link Group, on the contact details available on our Investor contacts page.
Buying and selling ordinary shares
How do I buy/sell Diageo shares?
Link Group offers an easy and secure online and telephone dealing service for Diageo shares. This is available to individuals resident in the UK, the EEA, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Visit the Link Group dealing website to find out more about this service.
Alternatively, you can buy or sell Diageo shares through any bank or stockbroker of your choice.