Darden Restaurants to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Retail and Restaurants Summit

Darden Restaurants to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Retail and Restaurants

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:
DRI) will be presenting at Wells Fargo Securities Retailand Restaurants
Summit to be held Boston, Massachusetts. There will be an on-line simulcast
of the Company's presentation which begins at 8:45 am (Eastern) on Tuesday,
October 2, 2012, available at the Company's website, www.darden.com. A
webcast of the Company's presentation will be available over the Internet at:

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050203/FLTH026LOGO )

The archived webcast will also be available on the home page of the company's
website www.darden.com through November 1, 2012.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service
restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,000 restaurants that
generate $8.0 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing
more than 185,000 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 and is the
only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. Our
restaurant brands — Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama
Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House — 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

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SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: Financial

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