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Notice of Annual Meeting

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

McDonald’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be Held on May 24, 2012.






Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Information

     McDONALD’S CORPORATION       Date:   05/24/12    
           Time:   9:00 a.m. Central Time    
           Location:   Prairie Ballroom at The Lodge    
             McDonald’s Office Campus    



2815 Jorie Boulevard

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


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Shareholders must pre-register to attend the meeting; information is available in the Proxy Statement.


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Voting Items                        This is not a ballot or a proxy. You cannot   
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The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the Board’s nominees.



1.    Election of Directors: (5 nominees)



The  Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.



2.    Advisory vote to approve executive compensation.



3.    Approval of the 2012 Omnibus Stock Ownership Plan.



4.    Approval of declassification of the Board of Directors.



5.    Approval of shareholders’ right to call special meetings.



6.    Advisory vote to approve the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor for 2012.



The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST proposal 7.



7.    Advisory vote on a shareholder proposal requesting a nutrition report.