SOURCE: Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC

March 19, 2008 15:11 ET

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Shareholder Class Action Has Been Filed Against Darden Restaurants Inc.

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - A shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Darden Restaurants Inc. ("Darden" or the "Company") (NYSE: DRI) on behalf of purchasers of the Company's common stock between June 19, 2007 and December 18, 2007 (the Relevant Period).

The shareholder class action complaint alleges that Darden and certain of its officers and directors violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by misrepresenting and failing to disclose material facts and other information regarding the Company's financial condition during the Relevant Period. Specifically, the class action alleges that the defendants misrepresented Darden's financial condition with respect to its core restaurants, including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn.

Darden shareholders with questions concerning their legal rights are invited to contact Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC and its attorneys Corey D. Holzer, Esq. or Marshall P. Dees, Esq. via to cholzer@holzerlaw.com and mdees@holzerlaw.com, or via toll-free telephone at (888) 508-6832.

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is an Atlanta, Georgia law firm that dedicates its practice to vigorous representation of shareholders and investors in litigation nationwide, including shareholder class action and derivative litigation. More information about the firm is available through its website, www.holzerlaw.com and upon request from the firm. Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC has paid for the dissemination of this promotional communication, and Corey D. Holzer is the attorney responsible for its content.