Darden CFO to Retire

Controller Brad Richmond is tapped to succeed Linda Dimopoulos, who retires next year.
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Linda Dimopoulos, chief financial officer of

Darden Restaurants'

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, will retire after 25 years at the restaurant company.

The Orlando, Fla., company has tapped Brad Richmond, its corporate controller, to succeed Dimopoulos as senior vice president and CFO.

Richmond will assume his new post on Dec. 1, and Dimopoulos will remain an adviser through her June 30, 2007, retirement date.