Darden Restaurants to Host Its FY13 Second Quarter Conference Call on the Internet

  Darden Restaurants to Host Its FY13 Second Quarter Conference Call on the

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc.,
Orlando, FL, (DRI) will host its Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter conference call on
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:30 am ET. The conference call will be
broadcast live over the Internet. Clarence Otis, Chairman & CEO, and other
senior management invite you to listen to a discussion of second quarter
results. The subjects to be covered may also include forward-looking
information, such as the outlook for the current month or quarter, and the
company's previously-announced earnings guidance. Questions may be poised to
management by participants on the call and in response the company may
disclose additional material information.

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A copy of our press release announcing our earnings, the Form 8-K used to file
the release with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and any other
financial and statistical information about the period covered in the
conference call, including any information required by Regulation G, will be
available under the heading "Investor Relations" on our website at

To listen to the call live, please go to the following website at least
fifteen minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio
software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be
available shortly after the call.

 What:  Darden Restaurants, Inc. FY13 Second Quarter Earnings
                     Conference Call
 When:   8:30 am ET, Thursday, December 20, 2012
 Where:  http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=91334
 How: Live over the Internet – Simply log on to the web at the
                     address above

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

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: Financial

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