MGM MIRAGE Hospitality Appoints Michael Evans as Executive Vice President of Global Development

January 22, 2008

MGM MIRAGE Hospitality, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), today announced the appointment of Michael Evans as Executive Vice President of Global Development.


MGM MIRAGE Hospitality (MMH), formed in May 2007, is principally focused on extending the company's renowned hotel brands and developing new luxury hotel brand concepts for destinations in the U.S. and abroad. The company recently announced an agreement to develop MGM Grand Abu Dhabi and is in discussions for several additional development opportunities around the world.

"Michael is a valuable addition to our team, bringing with him worldwide development experience," said Gamal Aziz, President and Chief Executive Officer of MMH. "His international experience will serve our team as we create partnerships and evaluate the many attractive global opportunities presented by leading developers and investors."

In his role, Mr. Evans will be responsible for the implementation of MMH's strategic development plan and leading MMH's regional development teams. He will identify and pursue opportunities on a global basis to establish, through the execution of management contracts and the formation of strategic joint ventures, world-class hotels that will showcase and promote the company's luxury brands.

Mr. Evans is a seasoned executive with global development experience in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of International Hotel Development for Marriott International, Inc., based in London, where he was responsible for the development of all of Marriott International's hotel brands in parts of Europe and all of the Middle East. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President of Hotel Development Asia/Pacific, based in Hong Kong, and Vice President of Global Asset Management, based in Washington, D.C., for Marriott International. Prior to joining Marriott International in 1998, Mr. Evans was an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida.

Mr. Evans received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected development companies with significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 17 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and Macau. MGM MIRAGE is developing major casino and non-casino resorts, separately and with partners in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, the People's Republic of China and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE has received 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

Statements in this release which are not historical facts are "forward looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including risks and/or uncertainties as described in the company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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