Darden Restaurants to Present at Oppenheimer & Co. 12th Annual Consumer Conference

   Darden Restaurants to Present at Oppenheimer & Co. 12th Annual Consumer

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:
DRI) will be presenting at Oppenheimer &Co.12th Annual Consumer Conference
to be held inBoston, MA. There will be an on-line simulcast of the Company's
presentation which begins at 1:10 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, June 27, 2012,
available at the Company's website, www.darden.com. An audio-only webcast of
the Company's presentation will be available over the Internet at

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The archived webcast will also be available on the home page of the company's
website www.darden.com through July 3, 2011.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service
restaurant company, owns and operates more than 1,900 restaurants that
generate over $7.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida
and employing 180,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards
caring for and responding to people. In 2012, Darden was named to the FORTUNE
"100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the second year in a row. Our
restaurant brands - Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The
Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie V's - reflect the rich
diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights
into what our guests want. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: Financial

Website: http://www.darden.com
Contact: (Analysts) Matthew Stroud, +1-407-245-6458, or (Media) Rich Jeffries,
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