Publication of Listing Prospectus
On 24 October 2022, Diageo completed an SEC-registered $2.0 billion bond transaction consisting of $500 million 5.200% fixed rate notes due October 2025; $750 million 5.300% fixed rate notes due October 2027; and $750 million 5.500% fixed rate notes due January 2033 (the "Issuance"). Diageo announces that it has published a listing prospectus (the "Prospectus") in respect of the Issuance. The issuer of the notes was Diageo Capital plc, with payment of principal and interest fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Diageo plc.
The Prospectus was approved by the Financial Conduct Authority on 12 December 2022 and is available for viewing here
A copy of the Prospectus has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism
The Prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any notes in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make the offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. The distribution of the Prospectus and the offer or sale of notes under the Prospectus may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions.
Persons into whose possession the Prospectus or any notes offered and sold under the Prospectus may come must inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions on the distribution of the Prospectus and the offering and sale of notes. In particular, please note that the information contained in this announcement may be addressed to and/or targeted at persons who are residents of particular countries only and is not intended for use and should not be relied upon by any person outside these countries.
Diageo has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering of the notes to which this communication relates. The Prospectus shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities either in the United States or any other jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration and qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any public offering of notes in the United States is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the registration statement filed with the SEC by Diageo plc, Diageo Capital plc and Diageo Investment Corporation. The prospectus in that registration statement (which is different from the Prospectus) and the prospectus supplement and other documents Diageo has filed with the SEC contain information about Diageo and the offering of the Notes. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.