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Diageo Helps Bring Thanksgiving to Needy Connecticut Families

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company and proud member of Connecticut's business community, will again help the Connecticut Food Bank to provide meals to families in need this Thanksgiving. The company presented a check in the amount of $15,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank and their "Thanksgiving for All" campaign this Monday in Waterbury. More than 50 Diageo employees will volunteer their time this week at Connecticut Food Bank locations in Waterbury, East Haven and Fairfield.

"Diageo employees are proud to lend a hand to help more Connecticut residents enjoy a Thanksgiving meal," said Guy L. Smith, Executive Vice President, Diageo North America. "The Connecticut Food Bank is dedicated to alleviating hunger, and their work, during the holidays and throughout the entire year, is especially important in this challenging economic climate."

Diageo's support of the Connecticut Food Bank is part of the company's ongoing 'Spirit of the Americas' humanitarian aid program, which includes local and international humanitarian aid and disaster relief projects.

About Diageo

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

Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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