Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexis M. Herman, Elected to MGM MIRAGE Board of Directors

January 22, 2002

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) today announced the election of Alexis M. Herman, the former United States Secretary of Labor, to its Board of Directors.

"We are delighted that Alexis Herman has joined our Board. She brings great strength, commitment and her proven experience to our company," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Lanni.

Ms. Herman served as the 23rd United States Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration beginning in 1997. Prior to that, she served for four years as Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Public Liaison Office. Other positions included serving as Deputy Director of the Presidential Transition Office in 1992 and Chief Executive Officer of the 1992 Democratic National Convention Committee.

In the 1980s, Ms. Herman was a successful entrepreneur as founder and president of A.M. Herman & Associates and established her credentials as a labor expert. She joined the Carter Administration at the age of 29 as the youngest Director of the Women's Bureau in the history of the Labor Department.

Ms. Herman also serves on the Board of Directors of Columbia, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. and the Nyack, N.Y.-based Presidential Life Insurance Corporation. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Public Issues for the Advertising Council.

She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1969 from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA and is a recipient of more than a dozen honorary degrees from major colleges and universities around the country.

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 oceanfront 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.

For more information on MGM MIRAGE and its operating subsidiaries, visit our website at .

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