Additional information for shareholders (continued)American depositary sharesFees and charges payable by ADS holdersThe Bank of New York Mellon serves as the depositary (the ‘Depositary’) for Diageo’s ADSprogramme. Pursuant to the deposit agreement between Diageo, the Depositary and owners andholders of ADSs (the ‘Deposit Agreement’), ADS holders may be required to pay various fees to theDepositary, and the Depositary may refuse to provide any service for which a fee is assessed until theapplicable fee has been paid. In particular, the Depositary, under the terms of the Deposit Agreement,shall charge a fee of $0.05 or less per ADS (or portion thereof) relating to (i) the issuance, executionand delivery of ADSs or (ii) the withdrawal of shares underlying the ADSs, a fee equivalent to the feethat would be payable, if securities distributed by Diageo had been ordinary shares and the ordinaryshares had been deposited for issuance of ADSs. In addition, ADS holders may be required under theDeposit Agreement to pay the Depositary (i) any tax, duty, governmental charge or fee or stocktransfer or registration fee arising in connection with the foregoing transactions or otherwise, (ii) anyexpense resulting from the conversion of a foreign currency into US dollars and (iii) the expense ofcertain communications made, at the request of the ADS holder, by cable, telex or facsimile. TheDepositary may (i) withhold dividends or other distributions or sell any or all of the shares underlyingthe ADSs in order to satisfy any tax or governmental charge and (ii) deduct from any cash distributionany tax payable thereon or the cost of any currency conversion.