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Sep 18, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Darden Mails Letter To Shareholders

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it is mailing a letter to shareholders in connection with the Company's 2014 Annual...

Sep 17, 2014, 09:55 ET
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Darden Urges Shareholders To Vote For Balanced Change By Supporting Darden's Eight Independent, Highly Qualified Director Nominees

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today issued the following statement in connection with the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:23 ET

Darden Files Investor Presentation Regarding Operating Initiatives

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today filed an investor presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection...

Sep 12, 2014, 07:45 ET

Darden Issues Statement Regarding Starboard's Operational Plan

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today commented on the operational plan proposed by Starboard Value L.P. and its affiliates...

Sep 12, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Darden Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results From Continuing Operations; Affirms Adjusted Earnings Outlook For Fiscal 2015 And Declares Quarterly Dividend

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today reported a diluted net loss per share from continuing operations for its fiscal first quarter ended...

Sep 11, 2014, 09:25 ET

Darden Restaurants To Host Its FY15 First Quarter Conference Call On The Internet

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Orlando, FL, (DRI) will host its Fiscal 2015 First Quarter conference call on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:30 am...

Sep 09, 2014, 08:02 ET

Darden Files Definitive Proxy Materials And Two Investor Presentations In Connection With 2014 Annual Meeting

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today filed definitive proxy materials and two investor presentations with the Securities and Exchange...

Sep 05, 2014, 08:30 ET

Darden Restaurants To Host Its FY15 First Quarter Conference Call On The Internet

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Orlando, FL, (DRI) will host its Fiscal 2015 First Quarter conference call on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:30 am...

Sep 04, 2014, 08:00 ET

Darden Issues Open Letter To Shareholders

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today issued the following open letter to shareholders: Dear Darden Shareholder: We are writing to you...

Sep 02, 2014, 08:35 ET

Darden Announces New Director Nominees For 2014 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced a new slate of nominees for election to the Company's Board of Directors at the 2014...

Sep 02, 2014, 08:31 ET
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Darden Announces Expected Fiscal First Quarter Results That Reflect Continued Progress On Operating Priorities And Affirms Earnings Outlook For Fiscal 2015

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today reported that it expects diluted net loss per share from continuing operations for its fiscal first...

Aug 28, 2014, 09:00 ET

Darden Reschedules 2014 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders For Friday, October 10, 2014

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced today it is rescheduling its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders for Friday, October 10, 2014....

Aug 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

Darden Retains Russell Reynolds Associates For CEO Search

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has retained global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to assist the...

Aug 11, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Darden Completes Repurchase Of $900 Million Of Previously Announced $1 Billion Debt Retirement; Affirms Annual EPS Outlook And Provides Quarterly EPS Expectations

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) has completed the repurchase of approximately $900 million of the previously announced $1 billion debt...

Aug 08, 2014, 08:30 ET

Darden Announces Final Tender Results for Cash Tender Offer

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced the final results for its previously announced cash tender offers (each offer an "Offer"...

Aug 04, 2014, 08:30 ET

Darden Addresses Inaccurate And Misleading Statements By Starboard And Provides The Facts On Value Achieved With Red Lobster Sale

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has filed a presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and...

Jul 31, 2014, 08:00 ET

Darden Announces Accelerated Stock Buyback

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has entered into agreements with each of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Wells Fargo...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:32 ET

Darden Board To Nominate Nine Of 12 Director Candidates For Election At 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that its Board of Directors expects to nominate nine of its independent directors as the...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:31 ET

Darden Announces Leadership Succession Plan

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the...

Jul 28, 2014, 10:45 ET

Darden Completes Sale Of Red Lobster To Golden Gate Capital

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) and Golden Gate Capital today announced that Golden Gate has completed the acquisition of the Red Lobster...