McDonald’s(R) Congratulates 4 Time MTV Video Music Awards Latin America Winner Molotov

McDonald’s(R) Congratulates 4 Time MTV Video Music Awards Latin America Winner Molotov

Molotov to Headline LoMcXimo de la Música Concert Series Benefiting Hispanic Scholarships


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Oak Brook, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 24, 2003–This coming November,
McDonald’s(R) will present one of the most anticipated Spanish rock tours
of the year, Lo McXimo de la Música.  The popular Mexican rock band
Molotov, the tour’s headliner, was awarded four of the coveted MTV Video
Music Awards Latin America 2003.

Molotov, nominated in 5 categories, was awarded Best Group/Duo, Video of the
Year, Best Alternative Artist and Best Artist Mexico.

“The groups participating in Lo McXimo de la Música represent the
best in the Rock en Español genre and Molotov’s impressive win at
last night’s MTV Video Music Awards Latin America certainly confirms it,”
said Max Gallegos, McDonald’s director of U.S. Marketing. “We congratulate
Molotov on their win and we thank them for joining us in our effort to help
Hispanic students achieve a college education.”

Proceeds from McDonald’s “Lo McXimo de la Música” concerts
will directly benefit the RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program, the largest high school-to-college
Hispanic scholarship program in the nation.  RMHC/HACER, throughout its
17-year history, has awarded over $12 million in scholarships to over 11,000
Hispanic high school seniors in the U.S.

“Music is a key passion for our Latino customers.  Lo McXimo de la
Música goes to the heart of this passion with the most relevant and popular
rock en español performers of today and at the same time supports the
education of Hispanic youth,” added Gallegos.

The Lo McXimo de la Música concert series will feature some of the best
Spanish rock bands (Molotov, El Gran Silencio, Maldita Vecindad and Rabanes)
in four top Hispanic markets and additional support talent per concert:

Date                          
Venue                      
Market
Thursday, November 13, 2003    Verizon Wireless Theater   
Houston
Friday, November 14, 2003      Hammerstein Ballroom       
New York
Saturday, November 15, 2003    James L. Knight Center     
Miami
Sunday, November 23, 2003      Universal Amphitheater     
Los Angeles

The SIEMPRE Lo Mcximo del Espíritu Latino – The Best of the Latino
Spirit — is McDonald’s year-long celebration of Latino pride, passions,
heritage and achievement.  Additional information can be found at McDonald’s
bilingual, bicultural online experience at http://www.lomcximo.com. 

For more information on the concert’s dates and times, visit http://www.lomcximo.com.

About RMHC/HACER

The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities
Global and its U.S. Local Chapters. Since the program began in 1985, over 11,000
Hispanic students have received nearly $12 million dollars in scholarships to
support their education. In the 2002-2003 academic year alone, RMHC/HACER will
award more than $1.5 million to support the education aspirations of students
in more than 40 markets in the United States and Puerto Rico.  For more
information about RMHC/HACER, please visit http://www.rmhc.org or http://www.lomcximo.com.

About McDonald’s

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with
more than 30,000 restaurants serving nearly 47 million people in more than 100
countries each day.  Approximately 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants
worldwide are owned and operated by independent, local businessmen and women.

© 2003 McDonald’s Corp.

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Contact:
McDonald’s, Mirna Aceituno
630/623-6432
mirna.aceituno@mcd.com

McDonald’s(R) Congratulates 4 Time MTV Video Music Awards Latin America Winner Molotov