DiversityInc Names MGM MIRAGE One of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity

April 18, 2006

DiversityInc Magazine announced today that Las Vegas-based hotel and gaming company MGM MIRAGE has been named to its sixth annual "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" list. This is first time that MGM MIRAGE has been selected to the Top 50 list. MGM MIRAGE is the only gaming company to make the list.

A total of 256 companies, a 100 percent increase over the last three years, competed for a spot on the highly coveted list developed by one of America's leading business publications for diversity. The list of winners was announced today on www.DiversityInc.com and a more detailed analysis of the companies will be featured in the June issue of DiversityInc magazine.

"MGM MIRAGE's commitment to diversity starts with its CEO and extends to all aspects of its business," said Luke Visconti, partner and cofounder of DiversityInc. "As a Top 50 company, MGM MIRAGE demonstrated strong unbiased recruitment and retention as well as excellence in communications and supplier diversity. It is a commitment to these management practices that have earned MGM MIRAGE the recognition on the Top 50 list," he said.

"We are proud to be recognized by one of the leading authorities on corporate diversity for having a well-rounded diversity initiative," said Terry Lanni, Chairman and CEO of MGM MIRAGE. "I salute our team of talented and hard-working employees who are dedicated to driving diversity at MGM MIRAGE."

According to DiversityInc, each company's ranking was based on four areas the survey measured -- CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate Communications and Supplier Diversity. New this year was the requirement that companies on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list demonstrate consistent strength in all four areas. Also, more weight was given to CEO Commitment, the most crucial of the four areas measured.

About DiversityInc Magazine

DiversityInc is published by Allegiant Media, a privately owned company with no outside investors. Launched in 2002 as an extension of DiversityInc.com, DiversityInc magazine is the nation's leading source of information for cutting-edge knowledge of the business case for diversity. DiversityInc magazine offers readers more in-depth articles and substantive analysis, building on the company's history as the premier expert on reporting and analyzing diversity issues and their impact on U.S. business and society.


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. 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 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 www.mgmmirage.com.


CONTACT: Reggie Burton, +1-702-650-7438, reburton@mgmmirage.com, or
Debra Nelson, +1-702-650-7421, denelson@mgmmirage.com, both of MGM MIRAGE

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