Irene Bustamante Named Among Four Finalists for United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Advocate Award

September 16, 2005

In recognition of her outreach efforts in support of Hispanic-owned businesses, MGM MIRAGE Director of National Diversity Relations Irene Bustamante has been named one of four finalists for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year Award. The award recipient will be announced Saturday, September 17, at the USHCC's Annual Awards Gala.

On behalf of MGM MIRAGE, Bustamante is responsible for managing the company's relationships with its local and national strategic diversity partners. Active in the community, she serves on several boards including the Nevada Minority Business Council. She also has positions of leadership with several national organizations, such as the USHCC, where she is a member of the Senior Executive Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Business Development Advisory Council for the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Just recently she served as co-chair of La Oportunidad, the 3rd Annual Business Expo sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Las Vegas.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 24 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and the United Kingdom. MGM MIRAGE has also announced plans to develop Project CityCenter, a multi-billion dollar mixed- use urban development project in the heart of Las Vegas, and has a 50 percent interest in MGM Grand Macau, a development project in Macau S.A.R. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE also has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative and its community philanthropy programs. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at


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