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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...

Jul 25, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Darden Announces Extension of Cash Tender Offer and Early Tender Date

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it is extending the expiration date in the previously announced cash tender offers (each...

Jul 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Darden Announces Early Tender Results for Cash Tender Offer, Increase to Maximum Amount and Elimination of Tender Caps

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced the early tender results as of 5:00 p.m. New York City time on July 14, 2014 (the "Early...

Jul 14, 2014, 16:25 ET
Jun 30, 2014, 08:00 ET

Darden Announces Cash Tender Offer for up to $600,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of its 4.50% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.350% Senior Notes due 2022, 6.000% Senior Notes due 2035 and 6.200% Senior Notes due 2017

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has commenced cash tender offers (each offer an "Offer" and collectively, the...

Jun 20, 2014, 07:00 ET
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Darden Restaurants Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year Diluted Net Earnings Per Share And Declares Its Quarterly Dividend

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today reported earnings and sales results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended May 25,...

Jun 19, 2014, 16:58 ET

Darden Restaurants To Host Its FY14 Fourth Quarter Conference Call On The Internet

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Orlando, FL, (DRI) will host its Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter conference call on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:30 am ET. ...

May 22, 2014, 09:39 ET

Darden Issues Statement Regarding Director Nominations

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today stated that Starboard Value LP and its affiliates ("Starboard") has provided notice of its intent...

May 16, 2014, 08:00 ET

Darden Announces Sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 Billion

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Red Lobster business and...

May 06, 2014, 17:59 ET

Darden Confirms Receipt Of Certification Regarding Solicitation To Call Special Meeting Of Shareholders

 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced today that IVS Associates, Inc., an independent inspector, has completed its review and...

Apr 22, 2014, 19:48 ET

Darden Receives Notice From Starboard Regarding Special Meeting Of Shareholders

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced today that Starboard Value LP and its affiliates ("Starboard") has provided notice that Starboard is...

Apr 11, 2014, 16:53 ET

Egan-Jones Recommends Darden Shareholders Reject Efforts To Call A Special Meeting Of Darden Shareholders

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) today announced that leading independent proxy advisory firm, Egan-Jones Proxy Services, has recommended that...