MGM MIRAGE Employees Featured in Photo Exhibit Celebrating 100th Centennial of Las Vegas

October 13, 2005

MGM MIRAGE employees will be celebrated for their contributions to the hospitality industry as part of "Reflections: A Centennial Celebration of African American Achievement," a photo exhibit on display now at Nevada Partners.

According to the organizers, "The display is designed to honor African Americans of the past, present and future that have been, are now, and will be leaders, advocates, and pioneers of the Las Vegas hospitality industry."

Created to mark the 100th Centennial of Las Vegas, the exhibit features images and stories about African Americans who have contributed to the cultural and economic landscape in Las Vegas.

Several MGM MIRAGE employees are featured in the exhibit including Lorenzo Creighton, President and COO, New York -- New York; Kevin Carter, Food Server, Craftsteak, a popular restaurant at MGM Grand; and Jeff Henderson, Executive Chef, Bellagio.

Following the premiere at Nevada Partners, the exhibit will move to several other locations in Las Vegas to expose the greater community about diversity in the gaming and hospitality industry. Locations have yet to be announced.

MGM MIRAGE has partnered with Nevada Partners on various employment initiatives through the Nevada Partners Culinary Training Academy and is a sponsor of the exhibit.

Nevada Partners is a private, non-profit organization that helps unemployed and underemployed individuals develop skills to become employable. Nevada Partners helps address the workforce needs of Southern Nevada by matching trained employees with employers. Since inception in 1995, Nevada Partners has successfully matched over 20,000 employment candidates with employers.

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 City Center, 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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