Debra Nelson Speaks at Governor's Conference on Tourism

December 12, 2006

MGM MIRAGE Vice President of Corporate Diversity, Communications and Community Affairs Debra Nelson will speak today at the Nevada Governor's Conference on Tourism in Reno, Nevada. The conference is an annual event that brings together prominent business leaders to address trends in the tourism industry and discuss ideas for improvement. Nelson's presentation is entitled "Beyond Affirmative Action -- The Scope of Diversity in the 21st Century."

Nelson is a founding board member of the newly formed Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable at Cornell University. The roundtable is comprised of senior diversity officers representing America's Fortune 500 companies. The group is charged with helping advance diversity within corporate America and with using practical experiences to help drive academic research relative to diversity.

In Nevada, she is the founder of the Diversity Professionals Network. Comprised of diversity officers, the group meets quarterly to network, share best practices, and to explore ways to enhance the reputation of the diversity profession.


MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 23 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in three other properties in Nevada, New Jersey and Illinois. The Company has entered into agreements to sell its three Primm Valley Resort properties located in Primm, Nevada and its Colorado Belle and Edgewater properties located in Laughlin, Nevada. In addition, the Company has major new developments under construction in Nevada, Michigan and Macau S.A.R. CityCenter is a multi-billion dollar mixed-use urban development in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip; a new MGM Grand hotel and casino complex is being built in downtown Detroit; and the Company has a 50% interest in MGM Grand Macau, a hotel-casino resort currently under construction 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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