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09 MAR 2020

09 MAR 2020 Press release

Press release

Publication of supplement to base prospectus

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ANY U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED) OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON WHERE OR TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTE THIS DOCUMENT.

PUBLICATION OF PROSPECTUS

9 March 2020 - Diageo plc (as issuer and guarantor) and Diageo Finance plc (as issuer) announce that, regarding their programme for the issuance of debt instruments (the “Programme”), they have published a supplement (the “Supplement”) to the base prospectus dated 28 August 2019 in respect of the Programme. The Supplement was approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) on 9 March 2020 and is available for viewing here:

 

Supplement: https://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4702F_1-2020-3-9.pdf

Interim Results: http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4702F_2-2020-3-9.pdf

 

A copy of the Supplement has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism (“NSM”) and will shortly be available for inspection at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

ENDS

For further information

Investor relations:

Andrew Ryan

investor.relations@diageo.com

+44 (0)208 978 6504

Media relations:

Jessica Rouleau

press@diageo.com

+44 (0)208 978 1286

General

The notes and the guarantee described in the base prospectus (as supplemented) (the "Base Prospectus") have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any relevant securities law of any state of the United States and are subject to U.S. tax law requirements. Subject to certain exceptions, notes issued under the Programme may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except in certain transactions permitted by U.S tax regulations.

The Base 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 Base Prospectus and the offer or sale of notes under the Programme may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions.

Persons into whose possession the Base Prospectus or any notes issued under the Programme may come must inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions on the distribution of the Base 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.

 

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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