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14 DEC 2015

14 DEC 2015 Press release

Press release

Diageo announces appointment of Guinness Nigeria as exclusive distributor of its international premium spirits brands

Diageo today announces that Guinness Nigeria Plc, a company listed in Nigeria in which Diageo has a 54.3% shareholding, will become the exclusive distributor of its international premium spirits brands with effect from 1 January 2016.

Guinness Nigeria Plc has made a statement to the Nigerian stock exchange. The terms of the agreement are not material for Diageo plc.

In the year ended 30 June 2015, Diageo's international premium spirits net sales in Nigeria were £20 million.



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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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