NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading premium spirits, wine and beer company, announced today that it was ranked 28 th globally on LinkedIn's Most InDemand Employers 2012 List. The list recognizes the world's 100 most sought-after employers based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn's more than 175 million members. "We are honored to be acknowledged by LinkedIn as a top global employer," said Larry Schwartz, President, Diageo North America. "Our success as a business depends on the success of our people. So we make sure that we create an environment where all our employees feel included and able to perform at their best." To create the list, LinkedIn analyzed billions of data points between members and companies and compared the data with surveys of thousands of members to determine a company's familiarity and engagement score. The analysis also weighted member actions like viewing employee profiles, visiting Company Pages and following companies. Diageo has been recognized multiple times in 2012 as a top employer, including a citation in Diversity MBA Magazine's "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers To Work" and Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies" list. About Diageo Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.