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McDonald's® USA Honoring Those Who Serve Through National Salute to America's Heroes(SM)

May 1, 2006

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is proud to recognize those who serve our country and communities through the National Salute to America's Heroes. The national program celebrates the heroic efforts of the more than 25 million U.S. Veterans, nearly 1.5 million active-duty military personnel and countless individuals dedicated to serving others including teachers, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, healthcare providers, community leaders, volunteers and all those who serve their community and country.

For the fifth consecutive year, McDonald's will sponsor Fleet Week USA in Fort Lauderdale. Taking place May 1-7, 2006, Fleet Week USA features a week of activities to honor the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our communities.

"For more than 50 years, McDonald's has been supporting the people and the communities where we do business," said Ralph Alvarez, President McDonald's North America.

McDonald's Air & Sea Show, May 6-7, 2006, a free public event, concludes the week's festivities. This Show is one of the world's largest spectator events featuring air and sea exhibitions from all five branches of the U.S. Military as well as civilian performances. The 2006 McDonald's Air & Sea Show will include acts from The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

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