MGM MIRAGE Appoints Lorenzo Creighton President and Chief Operating Officer of New York-New York Hotel and Casino

April 04, 2005

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) today announced that Lorenzo Creighton has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of New York-New York Hotel & Casino.


Mr. Creighton's career has been wide-ranging, having served as an attorney, judge and gaming regulator. In addition, he has more than 10 years of experience in casino operations.

Mr. Creighton most recently served as President of the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, where he was responsible for the renovation of most of the property, including 2,400 rooms, the addition of several new restaurants and the expansion of the property's pool area. His appointment to this position in May of 2002 made history, as Mr. Creighton became the Strip's first African-American property president.

Mr. Creighton has previously held executive positions at locations such as Lady Luck in Natchez, MS; The President Casino in St Louis, MO, and Bally's Casino in New Orleans.

He is a graduate of Luther College as well as Drake University Law School, both in Iowa.

"We are honored to welcome Lorenzo to New York-New York and the MGM MIRAGE family," said Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO of Mirage Resorts. "Lorenzo has enjoyed a distinguished career within the gaming industry and in the community. His experiences will add new dimension to the finest management team in the industry."

The company indicated that Felix Rappaport, who has served as President of New York-New York since 2000, will be taking on new responsibilities following the merger with Mandalay Resort Group.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG), headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies. The Company owns and operates 11 casino resorts located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in three other casino resorts in Nevada, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at

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