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McDonald's Investor Calendar Preview

Jan 17, 2001

Today, McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced the following investor activities for the first quarter 2001.

  January 24:  McDonald's fourth quarter and full year 2000 earnings will
               be announced via press release.  In conjunction with this
               release, an investor conference call will be webcast live
               at 11:30 a.m., Central Time.  To access this webcast, go
               to and select
               "Investor Webcasts."  A replay of this webcast will be
               available for a limited time.

  February 13: McDonald's cash from operations, capital expenditures and
               selected balance sheet data will be announced via press

  February 28: McDonald's will present at Merrill Lynch's Global Branded
               Consumer Products Conference in New York, NY at 7:00 a.m.,
               Central Time.  This presentation will be webcast live and
               available for replay for a limited time.  To access this
               webcast, go to and
               select "Investor Webcasts."

  March 3 - 4: McDonald's will participate in the Ninth Annual Louis
               Rukeyser Investment Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

  Mid-March:   McDonald's will provide an update on first quarter
               operating results via press release.

McDonald's is the world's largest and best-known food service retailer with more than 28,000 restaurants serving more than 43 million people a day in 120 countries.

SOURCE: McDonald's

Contact: Investors, Mary Healy, 630-623-6429, or Media, Anna Rozenich,
630-623-7316, both of McDonald's