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Diageo PLC
22 September 2016

22 September 2016

Change to Diageo Board of Directors


Emma Walmsley joined the Diageo plc Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2016.  It was announced on 20 September 2016 that Emma was appointed GSK CEO Designate.  Emma will join the GSK Board of Directors from 1 January 2017 and will be appointed as CEO of GSK on 1 April 2017.  Given this appointment, Emma indicated that she wished to stand down from the Diageo Board and was therefore not elected as a Non-Executive Director at Diageo plc's Annual General Meeting in London on 21 September 2016.




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Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan's and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.


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