27 MAR 2018

27 MAR 2018 Press release

Press release

Diageo Board Update - Ursula Burns

On 26 July, 2017 Diageo announced that Ursula Burns had been appointed as a Non-Executive Director effective 2 April, 2018.

Ms. Burns has been Chairman of VEON Ltd.’s (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON) Supervisory Board since July 2017. VEON has announced today that Ms. Burns will become Executive Chairman on an interim basis. In light of this appointment, Diageo and Ms. Burns have agreed that her appointment to the Diageo Board will be delayed.


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About Diageo

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, Buchanan’s and Windsor 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).

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