Diageo reports organic net sales down 1.3% in Q3 Diageo said organic net sales declined 1.3%. Volume declined 2% in the nine months ended March 31 and 1% in the third quarter. As a result of recent developments in Venezuela, including the new currency exchange mechanism and the related reporting implications, Diageo has translated the groupís Venezuelan operations for the quarter and for the nine months at a rate of $1 = VEF49.81. Reported net sales were down 7.4% in the nine months due to the impact of adverse currency movements and the termination of the distribution agreement with Jose Cuervo. CEO Ivan Menezes said, "Our performance reflects the challenging environment we are operating in. Consumers in North America are most resilient, as are consumers of our reserve brands in most markets."