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New York Obesity Lawsuit Dismissed; Statement from McDonald's Corporation

Jan 22, 2003

The following statement is being released by McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD):

We trusted the court to use its common sense to dismiss this claim. That's exactly what the judge has done. Common sense has prevailed.

We said from the beginning that this was a frivolous lawsuit. Today's ruling confirms that fact.

McDonald's will continue to offer a menu of quality and variety that gives customers a wide range of choices. McDonald's has been providing nutrition information about our food for the past 30 years so that customers can make informed choices about what they decide to eat.

McDonald's food can fit into a healthy, well-balanced diet based upon the choice and variety available on our menu.

  Walt Riker
  Spokesman, McDonald's Corporation
  Oak Brook, Illinois

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