Aviva FD replaces Symonds on Diageo board

Aviva FD Philip Scott has been appointed as Diageo’s new audit committee

On his appointment to the board on 17 October 2007, he will head the
audit committee and become a member of the nomination committee and
remuneration panel.

He replaces former Astra Zeneca CFO Jonathan Symonds who retired as chairman
of the audit committee this morning after serving a three-year term as a
non-executive director. Symonds officially retires by from Diageo’s board at the
company’s AGM on 16 October 2007.

The NYSE-quoted corporate said that Symonds would also not be seeking a
further term on the board after taking up his new role at Goldman Sachs in order
to comply with US audit committee independence standards.

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