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Gloria Santona Promoted to Corporate Executive Vice President, McDonald's Corporation

Jul 17, 2003

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Cantalupo, today announced the promotion of Gloria Santona to Corporate Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the company.

Commenting on Santona's promotion, Jim Cantalupo said, "Gloria Santona is an outstanding executive and legal expert with an established 26-year track record of leadership. This promotion is in recognition of her numerous contributions and dedication to the McDonald's System."

Most recently, Santona served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, McDonald's Corporation, and Corporate Secretary for the company.

Since joining McDonald's in 1977 as an attorney in the Corporate Legal department, Santona has held positions of increasing responsibility in this arena.

She is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations, and a director of both the American Corporate Counsel Association and Minority Corporate Counsel Association. She is a former board member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries and currently serves as a member of its Audit Committee.

In addition, Santona was Chair of the Corporate Board of Advisors of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She is also a former Governing Member of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Zoological Society.

Santona received her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 1971. She is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

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