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Diageo Appoints Maggie Lapcewich to Lead National Accounts Business

NORWALK, Conn., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company announced today that it has appointed Maggie Lapcewich as President, National Accounts. In this role, Maggie will lead Diageo North America's beer, wine and spirits business with large national on and off-premise customers. Maggie succeeds Tex McCarthy, who has decided to pursue other opportunities outside the company.

"I believe Maggie's experience and leadership will help take Diageo's National Accounts business to the next level," said Ivan Menezes, President & CEO, Diageo North America. "Maggie has what it takes to build great customer relationships and deliver great business results."

Maggie has been with Diageo for 15 years serving in a variety of commercial roles, most recently as the General Manager of Diageo's spirits business in Illinois and Indiana, one of Diageo's largest and most important sales regions. In her new role, she will report directly to Larry Schwartz, President, US Spirits, Diageo North America.

"Maggie's ability to develop great customer relationships, combined with her extensive experience in the alcohol beverage industry make her a great choice for this position," said Schwartz.

Diageo has posted industry-leading share, volume, and value growth in the National Accounts, and the On-Premise team has received trade and customer recognition for excellence in recent years.

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, wine, and beer. 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 .

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Source: Diageo

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