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Diageo PLC (DGE)

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Friday 24 February, 2012

Diageo PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

TO:      Regulatory Information Service                                     
         PR Newswire                                                        
RE:      PARAGRAPH 12.6.4 OF THE LISTING RULES                              

Diageo plc - Transaction in Own Shares

Diageo plc (the "Company") announces that today, it released from treasury
103,884 ordinary shares of 28 101/108 pence each ("Ordinary Shares"), to
satisfy grants made under employee share plans.  The average price at which
these Ordinary Shares were released from treasury was 1,056.32 pence per share.

Following this release, the Company holds 251,389,599 Ordinary Shares as
treasury shares and the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding
shares held as treasury shares) is 2,502,656,156.

John Nicholls

Deputy Company Secretary

24 February 2012