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MICHAEL R. QUINLAN ELECTED DIRECTOR OF THE MAY DEPARTMENT STORES COMPANY

 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael R. Quinlan, chairman and chief executive officer of McDonald's Corporation, has been elected a director of The May Department Stores Company (NYSE: MA).
 In making the announcement, May Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David C. Farrell said, "We are very pleased that Mr. Quinlan has been elected to our board of directors. As chief executive of the world's largest food service retailer and a leader in customer satisfaction, Mr. Quinlan's experience will be of significant benefit to our shareowners."
 Mr. Quinlan, 48, is a career employee with McDonald's. He joined McDonald's in 1963 as a part-time mail room employee. He has been a McDonald's restaurant manager, field service manager, and district and regional manager. He was elected vice president in 1974, senior vice president in 1976, and executive vice president in 1978.
 In 1979, Mr. Quinlan became senior executive vice president and chief operations officer of McDonald's Corporation, and in 1980 was named president of McDonald's U.S.A. In 1982, Mr. Quinlan was named president and chief operating officer of McDonald's Corporation. He became chief executive officer in 1987 and chairman in 1990.
 Mr. Quinlan, a native of Chicago, received B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Loyola University in 1967 and 1970, respectively. He also serves on the board of directors of Dun and Bradstreet Corporation, on the board of trustees of Loyola University, and is a member of the board of trustees of Ronald McDonald Children's Charities.
 The May Department Stores Company is the largest department store retailer in the United States, operating 309 department stores and 3,672 Payless ShoeSource stores.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Abrams of The May Department Stores, 314-342-6343/
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