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WENDY'S COMMITS $50,000 TO OHIO 4-H, FFA

 DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- To show its continued support of Ohio's agriculture community, Wendy's International (NYSE: WEN) today announced a $50,000 commitment to agricultural education programs. The Ohio 4-H and the Ohio FFA Foundation will each receive $25,000 to be used for scholarships and other education-related events this year.
 "Since Wendy's was unable to support Ohio agriculture at the 1992 Ohio State Fair, we're investing $50,000 in education programs sponsored by the Ohio 4-H and FFA," said Gordon Teter, Wendy's president and former 4-H member. "We support the agriculture community 100 percent."
 In the 1980's, Wendy's invested $100,000 in agribusiness college scholarships for 4-H and FFA. At the restaurant level, Wendy's is a major purchaser of Ohio agriculture products. In 1992, Wendy's bought more than $100 million of meat, produce, dairy and other products from Ohio-based suppliers.
 The FFA will use Wendy's investment to provide scholarships to the "Made for Excellence" Conference on Jan. 9 and 10 in Columbus. These scholarships will allow 176 Ohio students to attend this leadership and self-development conference.
 Wendy's also will provide scholarships to 66 FFA members to Camp FFA this summer and will sponsor one day of events at the state FFA convention in June.
 "Wendy's support is opening a whole new world of opportunity and leadership potential for hundreds of Ohio teens who might otherwise never have this chance," said Robert D. Sommers, II, Ohio FFA Advisor and Assistant Director, Agricultural Education Service. "FFA could not reach out to so many of Ohio's youth without Wendy's help."
 The 4-H plans to use its' contribution to provide scholarships to nearly 200 Ohio members to attend their statewide 4-H convention and to defray costs of their awards banquet.
 "Wendy's is proud to help teens participate in programs designed to build leadership skills," Teter said. "Not only do these youth represent Ohio's future in agriculture, but they are fine role models for our young people. They are among our state's best and brightest, and we're pleased to be associated with them."
 Wendy's International, an Ohio-based restaurant chain, has 303 Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers Restaurants in Ohio and more than 4,000 around the world.
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