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Darden Restaurants to Webcast Their 2012 Analyst Meeting

February 17, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) will be webcasting their 2012 Analyst Meeting to be held in New York City on Friday, February 24, 2012 starting at 8:30 am to 12:00 pm ET. A webcast of the Company's presentation will be available over the Internet at The archived webcast will also be available on the home page of the company's website through March 24, 2012.

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The subjects to be covered may include forward-looking information, such as the outlook for the current month, quarter, or fiscal year and the company's previously-announced earnings guidance. Questions may be posed to management by participants at the meeting and in response the company may disclose additional material information.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 1,900 restaurants that generate over $7.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing 180,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2011, Darden became the first full-service restaurant company ever to be named to the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. Our restaurant brands — Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie V's — 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

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