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M&M'S® Brand Poised To Make Super Bowl Return

Candy Maker Follows Last Year's Game-Winning Ad with a New Spot During the First Quarter of Super Bowl XLVII

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mars Chocolate North America announced M&M'S® Brand will return to the Super Bowl on February 3, 2013, with an all-new 30-second commercial during the first quarter.

Last year during 'The Big Game,' M&M'S introduced the world to the original spokescandy -- Ms. Brown – via a hilarious 30-second commercial co-starring fan-favorite spokescandy, Red. The spot scored with critics and fans alike, topping several "best of" lists, including YouTube's Ad Blitz.

"We're excited to be back on the world's biggest stage," said Roy Benin, Chief Consumer Officer, Mars Chocolate North America. "The introduction of Ms. Brown will be a tough act to follow, so we're planning to tap our colorful characters, as well as our irresistible chocolate to infuse some fun into the Super Bowl."

M&M'S plans to reveal additional details regarding the Super Bowl spot in January 2013.  For additional information regarding M&M'S, visit www.facebook.com/mms or www.mms.com.

About Mars Chocolate North America:
Mars Chocolate North America is the North American chocolate operations of Mars, Incorporated. In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the philosophy of a "mutuality of benefits" for all stakeholders – this vision serves as the foundation of the Mars, Incorporated we are today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience.  More than 65,000 Associates worldwide are putting our Mars Principles in action every day to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.

Mars brands include: Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Petcare – PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SHEBA®, CESAR® and ROYAL CANIN®; Wrigley – ORBIT®, EXTRA®, STARBURST®, DOUBLEMINT® and SKITTLES®; Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS® and SEEDS OF CHANGE®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience –SERAMIS®, CIRKU™ and COCOAVIA™.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.

SOURCE Mars Chocolate North America

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