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GOLDEN FRIED CHICKEN DROPS LAWSUIT AGAINST KFC

 LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) today announced that Dallas-based Golden Fried Chicken has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against KFC. KFC paid no damages nor made any concessions regarding the use of its trademark, Colonel's(TM) Rotisserie Gold.
 KFC will continue to pursue counterclaims against Golden for misrepresentations made in a press release issued by Golden when the suit was filed. KFC is seeking recovery of attorney fees and other damages.
 "As with all of our new products, KFC took great care in developing Colonel's Rotisserie Gold and in selecting an appropriate trademark," said KFC spokesman Steve Provost. "KFC has always believed that our selection of Colonel's Rotisserie Gold was proper and this latest action confirms that."
 KFC, already the world's largest rotisserie chicken restaurant chain, will continue to advertise and sell Colonel's Rotisserie Gold throughout the U.S.
 KFC Corp., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain with more than 8,900 outlets in 68 countries around the world serving more than seven million customers each day. KFC is a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP), Purchase, N.Y.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Provost of Kentucky Fried Chicken, 502-454-2522/
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