Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)

8/18/2004 and 8/9/2005 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.

8/22/2003 Proxy Information

Mr. Blum formerly served as Executive Vice President and a director of Darden Restaurants, Inc. He joined Darden Restaurants, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Olive Garden in 1994 and served as President of Olive Garden¨ until March 2002.