BRIEF-Moody's rates Darden Restaurants notes Baa2

Mon Oct 1, 2012 4:50pm EDT

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc : * Moody's assigns baa2 to darden's proposed approx. $300 mm sr. notes, existing

ratings affirmed * Rpt-moody's assigns baa2 to darden's proposed approx. $300 mm sr. notes,

existing ratings affirmed