DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. (NYSE:DRI) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. (NYSE:DRI) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 9, 2018, Bradley D. Blum resigned from the Board of Directors (the Board) of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (the Company) effective immediately. Mr. Blum’s resignation was not a result of a disagreement with the Company, its management or the Board.

Chuck Sonsteby, Chairman of the Board, said: “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to acknowledge Brad’s many contributions to Darden over the years, including his past tenure as a member of the management team and a director and his more recent role as an independent director of the Company. We thank Brad for his dedicated service to the Company and wish him all the best.”


About DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. (NYSE:DRI)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. is a full-service restaurant company. The Company owned and operated 1,536 restaurants through its subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, as of May 29, 2016. The Company’s segments include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining (which includes The Capital Grille, and Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Wildfish Seafood Grille (Eddie V’s)) and Other Business (which includes Yard House, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, consumer-packaged goods and franchise revenues). As of May 29, 2016, the Company also had 50 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements. Olive Garden’s menu includes a range of authentic Italian foods featuring fresh ingredients and a selection of imported Italian wines. LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants feature a range of menu items, including fresh steaks and chicken, as well as salmon, shrimp, ribs, pork chops, burgers and prime rib.

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