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McDonald's Announces Members of Global Advisory Council on Healthy Lifestyles

May 21, 2003

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced the membership of its newly created Global Advisory Council on Healthy Lifestyles. The Advisory Council is comprised of experts in the areas of fitness, nutrition and active lifestyles. This independent group will help guide the company on activities that address the need for balanced, healthy lifestyles.

Jim Cantalupo, Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation recently announced several worldwide leadership initiatives to offer even more choice on its menu, provide additional consumer information and promote healthy lifestyles. Cantalupo also named McDonald's Corporate Vice President Ken Barun to lead McDonald's efforts in this area, and to work with the Advisory Council and other experts as programs are implemented in McDonald's markets worldwide.

"We look forward to the Council's vigorous and independent input and thinking as we work together to address the needs of consumers around the world," said Barun. "Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop activities and programs that address this important subject."

  Harvey Anderson, Ph.D.
  Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Physiology and Medical Sciences,
  Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  Dr. France Bellisle
  Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut National de la
  Sante et de la Recherche Medicale.  Head of Human Nutrition Research at
  Hotel-Dieu Hospital.  Paris, France.

  Dennis M. Bier, M.D.
  Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Children's Nutrition Research
  Center and Program Director of the General Clinical Research Center at
  Baylor College of Medicine.  Houston, Texas, United States.

  Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S.
  President and CEO, National Alliance for Hispanic Health.  Washington, DC,
  United States.

  Prof. Dr. Helmut Erbersdobler
  Professor of Human Nutrition and Food Science, University of Kiel.  Kiel,

  Paul Gately, Ph.D.
  Principal Lecturer in Physical Activity, School of Leisure and Sports
  Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University.  Leeds, West Yorkshire, United

  James O. Hill, Ph.D.
  Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Human Nutrition,
  University of Colorado. Denver, Colorado, United States.

  Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  CEO and President of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, Chairman of the
  Board of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center Boys & Girls Club of East St.
  Louis, and 6-time Olympic medalist. Ballwin, Missouri, United States.

  Robert Kersee
  Interim Executive Director of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation and
  Strength and Fitness Consultant with Track, Court and Field. Ballwin,
  Missouri, United States.

  Silken Laumann
  Canada Chairperson and Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play, and Olympic
  medalist in rowing.  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

  Miriam Nelson, Ph.D.
  Founder and Director, Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition and
  Associate Professor of Nutrition, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School
  of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Boston, Massachusetts,
  United States.

  Wim H. M. Saris, M.D., Ph.D.
  Scientific Director of the Nutrition and Toxicology Institute NUTRIM of
  the Medical and Health Science Faculty, Maastricht University.
  Maastricht, The Netherlands.

  Patrick Schamasch, M.D.
  Medical and Scientific Director, International Olympic Committee.
  Lausanne, Switzerland.

  Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
  President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine and Former Secretary, US
  Department of Health and Human Services.  Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

  Dr. Victor Tutelyan
  Director, Institute of Nutrition, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
  Moscow, Russia.

  Gary Wittert, M.D.
  Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Adelaide;
  Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital; and President
  of the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity.  Adelaide,
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