Hard Rock Cafe Selects Warehouse Management Solution

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Nov. 24, 2003 – Hard Rock Café International, Inc. has selected Kuehne & Nagel’s wholly owned subsidiary, USCO Logistics, to implement a North American supply chain management solution supporting the distribution and replenishment of collectible and fashion merchandise sold in its cafes, hotels and casinos.

USCO Logistics will manage distribution of soft lines (T-shirts, fleece, etc.) and hard lines (glasses, pins, etc.) to more than 47 Hard Rock cafes, hotels and casinos from its multi-customer distribution centers (DCs) in Cerritos, Calif.; Plant City, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Toronto, Ontario; and through a fourth party in Mililiani, Hawaii.

Hard Rock Café, one of the most globally recognized music, entertainment and dining brands, has a network of more than 100 signature cafes in 40 countries. It is known for its collectible and fashion merchandise, live concerts, Hard Rock Live performance venues, hardrock.com, Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos. Hard Rock International, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of London-based The Rank Group Plc (NASDAQ: RANKY).

USCO Logistics has extensive experience designing specialized solutions that help some of the world’s best-known discount, department, specialty and home-improvement retailers meet their industry challenges, including automated apparel processing, seasonal overflow, forward buy and non-merchandise store support, and import/export consolidation.

USCO Logistics is a subsidiary of Kuehne & Nagel International AG, Schindellegi, Switzerland, a leading global logistics provider, with 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 96 countries. Along with Kuehne & Nagel, USCO Logistics -- which includes among its customers Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Nortel Networks, Sun Microsystems, Hoffman-LaRoche and AstraZeneca -- operates 15 million square feet of shared and dedicated distribution centers space throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.usco.com

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