Designation of EU Home Member State for regulatory purposes
Following the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the subsequent end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, Diageo plc ("Diageo") announces that its EU Home Member State for purposes of the EU Transparency Directive (Directive 2004/109/EC, as amended) will be Ireland.
Diageo will therefore begin filing certain regulatory information with the Central Bank of Ireland in accordance with applicable EU and Irish law. Major shareholders will also be required to report substantial holdings in Diageo to the Central Bank of Ireland in accordance with applicable Irish law, in addition to continuing to comply with their disclosure obligations under the UK Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. Diageo's status as a UK PLC and the location of its headquarters in the United Kingdom remain unchanged.
Deputy Company Secretary
12 January 2021