MGM MIRAGE Withdraws Bid for Wembley plc

May 05, 2004
PRNewswire-FirstCall
LAS VEGAS

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) today announced that it would make no further bids for Wembley plc in the face of a competing higher offer. MGM MIRAGE had most recently bid 840 pence per share, or approximately $555 million when the offer was made. Wembley's operations principally consist of the Lincoln Park greyhound racing/VLT facility in Rhode Island, with additional tracks in the United Kingdom and Colorado.

"To make a higher bid would not be the best use of our resources in light of other opportunities that are available to us," said J. Terrence Lanni, Chairman of the Board and CEO of MGM MIRAGE.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 12 casino resorts located in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan and Australia, and has investments in two other casino resorts in Nevada and New Jersey. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and offers an unmatched collection of casino resorts with a limitless range of choices for guests. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and the company has approximately 40,000 employees committed to that result. Its portfolio of brands include AAA Five Diamond award-winner Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas -- The City of Entertainment, The Mirage, Treasure Island ("TI"), New York - New York, Boardwalk Hotel and Casino and 50 percent of Monte Carlo, all located on the Las Vegas Strip; Whiskey Pete's, Buffalo Bill's, Primm Valley Resort and two championship golf courses at the California/Nevada state line; the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas; Beau Rivage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and MGM Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, Michigan. The Company is a 50-percent owner of Borgata, a destination casino resort at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Internationally, MGM MIRAGE also owns a 25 percent interest in Triangle Casino, a local casino in Bristol, United Kingdom. The Company has entered an agreement to sell MGM Grand Australia in Darwin, Australia, pending finalization. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at http://www.mgmmirage.com/.

Statements in this release which are not historical facts are "forward looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including risks and/or uncertainties as described in the company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE: MGM MIRAGE

CONTACT: Investment Community, James J. Murren, President, Chief
Financial Officer and Treasurer, +1-702-693-8877, or Media, Alan Feldman,
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, +1-702-891-7147, both of MGM MIRAGE

Web site: http://www.mgmmirage.com/