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Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter Nominated to McDonald's Board of Directors

Apr 8, 2004

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) announced today the nomination of Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, to McDonald's Board of Directors.

The election of nominee Slaughter will be voted on during the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2004.

Concerning the nomination, McDonald's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Cantalupo said, "I am excited at the prospect of Anne-Marie Slaughter joining McDonald's Board of Directors. Strong and diverse perspectives are critical to sound corporate governance and fresh business thinking. This is another indication of the Board's commitment to planning for the future and attracting new, independent directors whose expertise will benefit McDonald's shareholders."

Cantalupo noted that, when elected, Dr. Slaughter will be the fourth independent director to join McDonald's Board of Directors since the beginning of 2003.

In addition to her current position as Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Dr. Slaughter served as President of the American Society of International Law from 2002 to 2004 and is the founder and faculty director of the Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs.

Dr. Slaughter, 45, is the author or co-editor of four books and more than 50 articles on international law. She holds degrees from Princeton University, Oxford University and Harvard University School of Law.

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