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Darden Restaurants to Present at Baird's Growth Stock 2010 Conference

May 17, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) will be presenting at Baird's Growth Stock 2010 Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois. There will be an on-line simulcast of the Company's presentation which begins at 2:15 pm (Eastern) on Thursday, May 20, 2010, 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 http://www.wsw.com/webcast/baird15/dri/.

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The archived webcast will also be available on the home page of the company's website www.darden.com through May 30, 2010.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is the world's largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company with over $7.2 billion in annual sales and approximately 180,000 employees. Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands -- Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 -- 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

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