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Darden Restaurants to Present at Barclay's Capital 2011 Retail and Restaurants Conference

April 19, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) will be presenting at Barclay's Retail & Restaurants Conference to be held in New York City, New York. There will be an on-line simulcast of the Company's presentation which begins at 11:00 am (Eastern) on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 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://cc.talkpoint.com/barc002/042611a_lp/?entity=8_4MY3N46 .

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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 3, 2011.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is the world's largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company with over $7.1 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.

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