Diageo plc

Company Description
Diageo plc (Diageo) is engaged in the drinks business with a collection of international brands. Diageo is a participant in the branded beverage alcohol industry and operates worldwide. Diageo produces and distributes a collection of branded premium spirits, beer and wine. The range of premium brands it produces and distributes includes Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker scotch whisky, Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, JeB scotch whisky, Tanqueray gin and Guinness stout. In addition it also has the distribution rights for the Jose Cuervo tequila brands in North America and many other markets. Diageo's beer brands include the global stout brand, Guinness. Diageo operates in North America, Europe, International and Asia Pacific. In June 2010, the Company increased its ownership interest in London Group, the joint venture that owns NUVO, making Diageo the majority partner with a stake of approximately 70%. In August 2011, the Company acquired Mey Icki.