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The Court has preliminarily approved a settlement between McDonald's Corporation ("Defendant") and plaintiffs in the case of Boland et al. v. Simon Marketing, Inc. and McDonald's, case no. 01CH13803. The Court has certified a Settlement Class defined as follows:

All persons who, from January 1, 1979, through December 31, 2001, participated in, or obtained or attempted to obtain an official game piece, stamp or card in any game of chance, or chance and skill, whereby prizes were to be distributed among participants through the use of game pieces, stamps, cards, random drawings or random selection sponsored by McDonald's or any McDonald's restaurants in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Curacao, Saipan, St. Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad ("Giveaway Territory") other than those who were employed by or agents of Simon Marketing or McDonald's.







If you agree with the settlement and wish to participate, you need do nothing. If you remain a member of the Class and there is final approval of the Class settlement, you will be bound by its terms.

You have a right to exclude yourself from the Class, or to object to the terms of the proposed settlement. Requests for exclusion and/or objections must be in writing and signed by you personally, or by your legal representative or counsel, in accordance with these procedures:

     - If you choose to exclude yourself, your request for exclusion must state:

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your name and address, and
if you can, to the best of your recollection, the name(s) of the McDonald's game(s) you played and the approximate date(s) and city(ies) of your participation. Your request must be sent by mail to P.O. Box 3009, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3009 and postmarked no later than August 28, 2002; and

     - If you choose to object, you must:

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submit documentary proof or affidavit that you are a member of the Class;
state the basis for your objection(s);
if you choose to appear at the Hearing, file a written notice of your intention to appear with the Clerk of the Court, Circuit Court of Cook County, 8th Floor, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, Illinois 60602 by August 28, 2002; and
serve copies of the foregoing papers, by the same date, to the following: Ben Barnow, Esq., Barnow and Associates, P.C., One N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4600, Chicago, IL 60602 and David J. Doyle, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 35 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.

The Hearing has been scheduled for September 17, 2002 at 2:00 p.m., in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago, Illinois, Room 2402, before the Court to determine whether the proposed settlement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate; to hear and rule upon objections, if any; and to determine whether and in what amount legal fees and expenses should be awarded.

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