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11 JUL 2018

11 JUL 2018 Press release

Press release

Launch of partial tender offer for shares in Sichuan Shuijingfang Company Limited

Subsequent to the announcement made on 25 June 2018, the Board of Directors of Sichuan Shuijingfang Company Limited (“SJF”) has been notified that Diageo is launching a partial tender offer, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grand Metropolitan International Holdings Limited (“GMIHL”), to increase its aggregate equity stake in SJF from approximately 39.71% to up to a maximum of 60% (the “PTO”).

The PTO price is RMB62.00 per share and gives all shareholders (other than Diageo Highlands Holding B.V. and Sichuan Chengdu Shuijingfang Group Co., Ltd., being wholly-owned subsidiaries of Diageo) the opportunity to elect to sell some or all of their shares in SJF to GMIHL. The maximum number of shares subject to the PTO is 99,127,820 and the PTO period will run from 13 July 2018 to 11 August 2018.

The detailed PTO documents are available in the Chinese language on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (http://www.sse.com.cn).

Further developments in relation to the PTO will be communicated to shareholders in due course.

ENDS

Enquiries

Investor Relations: Pier Falcione

+44 (0) 20 8978 4838

investor.relations@diageo.com

Media Relations: Jessica Rouleau

+44 (0) 20 8978 1286

press@diageo.com

About SJF

SJF is a China-based and Shanghai-listed company principally engaged in the manufacture and sales of alcoholic products. It mainly provides liquor series products under the brand of “Swellfun” and its wine products include Swellfun Diancang, Swellfun Jingtai, Swellfun Zhenniang No. 8, Swellfun Yuanmingqing, Swellfun Jingcui, Swellfun Hongyun, Swellfun Jindian, Swellfun Meilanjuzhu, Xiaoshuijing, Shuijingshangpin and Tianhaochen. SJF distributes its products within both domestic and overseas markets.

About GMIHL

GMIHL is a wholly owned investment holding company of Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories

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, JεB, 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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