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Miles D. White Joins McDonald's Board of Directors

Apr 13, 2009

McDonald's Corporation today announced that Miles D. White, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott, has been elected to McDonald's Board of Directors.

"Miles' business knowledge and his keen insights on sound governance and strategic planning make him a valuable addition to McDonald's Board of Directors," said Andrew McKenna, Chairman of the Board.

McDonald's Chief Executive Officer Jim Skinner said, "Miles is one of the most respected CEOs in America, and our Board will benefit greatly from his experience, his creative energy, and his international perspective."

White, 54, has led Abbott, the global healthcare company, since 1999. He joined Abbott in 1984. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University and of the Field Museum of Chicago.

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