May 24, 2016
Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Conference Call On June 30, 2016
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, June 30, 2016 , with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET . Gene Lee, CEO, and other senior management will discuss fourth quarter results and conduct a question and answer session. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call. What: Darden Restaurants, Inc. Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call When: 8:30 am ET, Thursday, June 30, 2016 Where: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1007/15389 How: Live over the Internet – Simply log on to the web at the address above or, to access via the telephone, dial 1-888-820-8959 and enter passcode 1848969 to join the call. About Darden Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate $7.0 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 150,000 people,...
April 5, 2016
Darden Announces Resignation of Jeffrey C. Smith From Board of Directors; Charles M. Sonsteby Elected Chairman
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Smith has resigned from its Board of Directors effective April 4, 2016 . Mr. Smith had served on the Board of Directors and as the Company's Chairman of the Board since October 2014 . With the announcement of Mr. Smith's departure, the Board unanimously elected Charles (Chuck) M. Sonsteby , a current independent director, as Chairman. The Company now has ten directors. "It is with mixed emotion that I leave the Board of Directors," said Smith. "I will thoroughly miss working with the capable and talented people throughout the Company and I am so incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish together. I am able to move on to other projects at this time because of the outstanding chemistry and capabilities of both the Board and management. While I am sorry to leave my friends at Darden, I am fully confident in Gene's terrific leadership and execution and I know that Chuck will be an outstanding...
April 5, 2016
Darden Restaurants Reports Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results; Reports Positive Same-Restaurant Sales For All Brands; And Increases Same-Restaurant Sales And Earnings Outlook For The Full Fiscal Year
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended February 28, 2016. Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights Versus Same Fiscal Quarter Last Year Total sales from continuing operations increased 6.7% to $1.85 billion Adjusted diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations increased 22.2% to $1.21* On a reported basis, diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.84 and were negatively impacted by approximately $0.37 , primarily related to the early retirement of debt The company repurchased approximately $140 million of its outstanding common stock and retired $750 million in debt Same-restaurant sales increased 6.2% for the fiscal quarter
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