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Lavanya Chandrashekar To Join Diageo North America As CFO

NORWALK, Conn., May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo North America has announced that Lavanya Chandrashekar is to be appointed its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2018, reporting to Deirdre Mahlan, President Diageo North America. Chandrashekar joins from Mondelēz International, Inc.

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"Lavanya is a highly strategic leader with a passion for developing people and teams," said Deirdre Mahlan, President, Diageo North America. "She has built an extensive career supporting global organizations while delivering outstanding results and driving transformational change.  I very much look forward to welcoming her to Diageo and partnering together on delivering our performance ambitions."

Her more than 20-year career has taken her to Asia, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and most recently she has held regional CFO roles in both EMEA and North America.

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

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice. Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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Andrew Turner, Diageo
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