Andrew Wilson Named General Manager of MGM Grand Australia

December 17, 2001

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) announced today that Andrew Wilson has been named General Manager of MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Darwin, Australia.

Mr. Wilson assumes the duties from interim General Manager Jay Dee Clayton, who was assigned to manage the property and recruit for the General Manager's position during this transition period.

He joins MGM Grand Australia with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, 20 of which were served in the casino/hotel sector. Mr. Wilson comes to MGM Grand after a long tenure with Burswood Island Resort and Casino in Perth, Australia where he began as Assistant Financial Controller and over the course of the next 14 years was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In his most recent position as COO, Mr. Wilson oversaw all hotel, food & beverage, finance, entertainment and security operations. Prior to joining Burswood, he worked at Wrest Point Federal Hotel and Casino and Conrad International Hotel & Jupiter's Casino on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.

Mr. Wilson graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in commerce, specializing in accounting and administration.

MGM MIRAGE is an entertainment, hotel and gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, which owns and/or operates through subsidiaries 19 casino properties on three continents. Its U.S. holdings include: Bellagio, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino - The City of Entertainment, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York - New York Hotel and Casino, the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino and 50% of Monte Carlo, all located on the Las Vegas Strip; the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas; Whiskey Pete's, Buffalo Bill's, the Primm Valley Resort and two championship golf courses at the California/Nevada state line; the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas; the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Nevada; the Beau Rivage resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and the MGM Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, Michigan. The Company is a joint venture partner on Borgata at Renaissance Pointe, a resort under development in Atlantic City, New Jersey and also controls several development sites in the ocean-front resort community. Internationally, MGM MIRAGE owns and operates the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Darwin, Australia and manages casinos in Nelspruit, Witbank, Johannesburg and East London, Republic of South Africa.

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