SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: March 9, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 1-13666
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1000 Darden Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32837
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.”
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC.
/s/ Anthony G. Morrow
Anthony G. Morrow
Date: March 12, 2018