Milan, 04 April 2003 - HMSHost Corporation, one of the world’s largest providers of food, beverage and retail concessions to the travel industry, announced today that it was recently awarded a fiveyear extension on its contract with Imperial Oil to operate food & beverage facilities at six travel plazas on Canada’s Highway 401. The extended contract is expected to generate revenues in excess of C$130 million over the life of the agreement. Highway 401 is one of Canada’s busiest motorways, spanning the province of Ontario. HMSHost operates a number of well-known food & beverage concepts in Highway 401 travel plazas including: Tim Horton’s Donuts, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mr.Sub’s and Nestle Ice Cream. In total, HMSHost operates more 48 food & beverage units and 5 retail stores along Highway 401.