McDonald's Makes Donation to Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts

Fri Nov 2, 2012 1:32pm EDT

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  OAK BROOK, IL, Nov 02 (Marketwire) -- 
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced it will contribute to
Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts with a donation of $500,000 to
the American Red Cross.

    "Our hearts go out to everyone in the East Coast community, including our
employees, customers and suppliers, who have been impacted by this
devastation," said Don Thompson, McDonald's Chief Executive Officer. "We
are part of the fabric of these communities and committed to doing what
we can to help those so affected by this disaster."

    To augment this donation, McDonald's also is providing housing
alternatives, transportation support and other assistance to help
affected McDonald's staff and restaurant employees. 

    As of this date, the vast majority of the several thousand McDonald's
restaurants on the East Coast are open; approximately 230 remain closed
due to weather damage, power and transportation needs for employees.
McDonald's is collaborating with its suppliers to move resources where
needed to support restaurants as they reopen.

    Additionally, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. has made a $25,000
grant to the American Red Cross to assist in their Hurricane Sandy relief

    About McDonald's
 McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice
retailer with more than 33,500 locations serving approximately 69 million
customers in 119 countries each day. More than 80 percent of McDonald's
restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and
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