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Tuesday 12 November, 2002

Xansa PLC

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Xansa PLC
12 November 2002



12 November 2002



                  Xansa Extends Diageo Relationship Worldwide

                 Minimum commitment £12 million over two years



Xansa, the Business Consulting, Information Technology and Outsourcing company,
announces a new contract with Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks
business.  Worth a minimum of £12 million to Xansa over two years, the contract
is for Xansa to support Diageo in streamlining business processes worldwide
through the integration of supply, purchase, accounting and management reporting
systems.



This is the first worldwide contract between the two companies.  Xansa has
worked for Guinness since 1994 in country-specific programmes focused primarily
around the implementation of SAP systems.  The first tranche of new work will be
undertaken mostly in the United States and then extend to Central and South
America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa.  The foundation for
this programme is the successful SAP based Enterprise Resource Planning system
implemented in partnership with Xansa, which went live in 2002 in UK, Ireland
and North America and is being rolled out worldwide.



Alistair Cox, Chief Executive, Xansa says: "This new programme builds on the
hard work of Xansa and Diageo people across the world spanning the last eight
years. We are delighted to move forward together with Diageo to help them
achieve their integration strategy."



                                      ENDS


Enquiries:

Steve Stratton
Investor Relations Director, Xansa
T + 44 (0) 8702 416181
E steve.stratton@xansa.com


Rosie Symons
Public Relations Manager, Xansa
T +44 (0) 1442 434088
E rosie.symons@xansa.com


Isabelle Thomas
Corporate Communications Manager, Diageo
T +44 (0) 20 7927 5967
E isabelle.thomas@diageo.com



About Xansa

Xansa (www.xansa.com) is a company that transforms the business capability of
its clients by harnessing knowledge of selected industries and business
processes with proven skills in applying technology.  Xansa has four key areas
of expertise: Business Consulting, Information Technology, Outsourcing and
Business Process Management, and operates in the UK, North America, Continental
Europe, India and Asia-Pacific.  The company is listed on the London Stock
Exchange (XAN.L).



About Diageo

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding
collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer categories.
These brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain
Morgan, Cuervo, Tanqueray, and Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.



Diageo is a global company, trading in over 180 markets around the world. The
company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock
Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands and
performance, visit us at www.diageo.com.






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