Darden Restaurants To Host Its FY13 Third Quarter Conference Call On The Internet

   Darden Restaurants To Host Its FY13 Third Quarter Conference Call On The
                                   Internet

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc.,
Orlando, FL,(DRI) will host its Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter conference call on
Friday, March 22, 2013 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 third 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
www.darden.com.

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 Third Quarter Earnings Conference
               Call
When:    8:30 am ET, Friday, March 22, 2013
Where:   http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=92858
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
www.darden.com.

Source: F

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: Financial

Website: http://www.darden.com
Contact: Analysts: Matthew Stroud, +1-407-245-6458, or Media: Rich Jeffers,
+1-407-245-4671