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05 DEC 2018

05 DEC 2018 Press release

Press release

Board Update

On 27 March 2018, Diageo announced that Ursula Burns’s appointment to the Diageo Board, as Non-Executive Director, had been delayed following her appointment as interim Executive Chairman of VEON Ltd (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON). 

Diageo and Ms. Burns have now agreed that, in light of her still continuing to act as interim Executive Chairman of VEON, she will not take up her appointment on the Diageo Board. 



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About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan's and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

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