Diageo has completed another round of its share buyback programme. The company said yesterday (21 February) that it has purchased 500,000 ordinary shares. The transaction, through Cazenove & Co., valued the shares at 757.7335 pence each.

The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares, Diageo said.

Following this purchase, Diageo now holds 41.08m ordinary share as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue, excluding those held as treasury shares, stands at 3,008,701,891.