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Announcing our 2018 Preliminary Results

Find out more about our 2018 Preliminary Results

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2018 Preliminary Results

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive, commenting on the results said:

“Diageo has delivered another year of strong, consistent performance. Organic volume and net sales growth is broad based across regions and categories. We have expanded organic operating margin while increasing investment behind our brands ahead of organic net sales growth.

These results reflect the high performance culture we have created in Diageo, the ongoing rigorous execution of our strategy, our focus on the consumer and our ability to move swiftly on trends and insights.

During the year we returned £1.5 billion to shareholders through a share buyback.  We have delivered another year of strong cash flow generation in F18. Consequently, the Board has approved an additional share buyback programme of up to £2.0 billion during F19.

The changes we have made in the business and the shifts in culture we continue to drive, ensure we are well placed to capture opportunities and deliver sustained growth. Our financial performance expectations are unchanged and we expect to continue to invest in the business to deliver our mid-term guidance of consistent mid-single digit organic net sales growth and 175bps of organic operating margin expansion for the three years ending 30 June 2019.”

View our 2018 Interim Documents:

2018 Preliminary Results press release

2018 Preliminary Results press kit

2018 Preliminary Results factsheet

2018 Preliminary Results overview

2018 Preliminary Results infographic

2018 Preliminary Results presentation

2018 Preliminary Results presentation with script

Investor Webcast - 2018 Preliminary Results