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(May 1, 2001) -- In a series of sweeping actions that have significantly changed the profile of the McDonald's Corp. executive suite -- requiring observers to need a scorecard to keep track of the changes, the fast-food giant has reorganized its global management team effective June 1.

McDonald's said Monday its vice chairman and president, Jim Cantalupo, would retire next year.

In other moves announced today, Jim Skinner was named president and chief operating officer for McDonald's Europe/Asia/Pacific, a newly created post, from president of McDonald's Europe. Succeeding Mr. Skinner will be Charlie Bell, who is president of McDonald's Asia/Pacific. In addition, Claire Babrowski was elevated to succeed Mr. Bell; her previous post was as executive VP-worldwide restaurant systems.

Alan Feldman was named president and chief operating officer of McDonald's The Americas, from president, McDonald's U.S.A. Michael Roberts will succeed Mr. Feldman. Mr. Roberts was president of U.S.A's West Division.

Jeff Kindler was named to the new post of president for new brands in addition to chairman and CEO of Boston Market. He will be responsible for Aroma Cafe, Boston Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Donatos Pizza and Pret A Manger. He will give up his current additional position as executive vice president and general counsel of McDonald's. Succeeding him will be Gloria Santona, from vice president-general counsel for McDonald's U.S.A.

"I am confident that this new global structure will enable McDonald's to capitalize on our many core strengths, as well as develop new growth opportunities," said Jack Greenberg chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corp. -- Kate MacArthur

Copyright May 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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