The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
Eugene I. Lee Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $4,200,000 Equity $5,875,291 Other $635,287 Total Compensation $10,710,578
David C. George
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,938,750 Equity $1,762,578 Other $289,070 Total Compensation $3,990,398
Ricardo Cardenas
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,676,326 Equity $1,527,613 Other $222,794 Total Compensation $3,426,733
Todd A. Burrowes
President, LongHorn Steakhouse
Total Cash $1,415,087 Equity $1,175,122 Other $210,646 Total Compensation $2,800,855
Daniel J. Kiernan
President, Olive Garden
Total Cash $1,285,156 Equity $822,516 Other $172,797 Total Compensation $2,280,469
For its 2019 fiscal year, DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC, listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Eugene I. Lee Jr. CEO Pay $10,710,578 Median Employee Pay $18,175 CEO Pay Ratio 589:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Charles M. Sonsteby Total Cash $323,754
Cynthia T. Jamison Total Cash $257,382
James P. Fogarty Total Cash $242,533
M. Shân Atkins Total Cash $237,533
Nana Mensah Total Cash $232,533
Timothy J. Wilmott Total Cash $200,431
William S. Simon Total Cash $245,033

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