MGM Resorts International Announces Promotions in Legal Department

July 16, 2010

LAS VEGAS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has announced the promotions of three key executives in the Company's corporate legal department.



John McManus has been promoted to Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MGM Resorts International.  In this position, Mr. McManus will provide legal advice to senior management and the Company's Board of Directors.  He will also be responsible for oversight of the Company's legal affairs and management of the legal department.  Mr. McManus has been with the Company since 2001, and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Secretary.

William "Bill" Scott has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Special Counsel. In this new strategic business role, Mr. Scott will provide leadership in structuring financial transactions, developing strategic initiatives and maintaining relationships with financial institutions.  He has worked for MGM Resorts since 2009, and most recently was the Company's Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.  

Phyllis James has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Special Counsel-Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer.  In this new position, Ms. James will be responsible for executive oversight and management of Company litigation and continues her leadership of the Company's widely recognized Diversity Initiative.  She was previously the Company's Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer.  She has worked for MGM Resorts since 2002.

"We are fortunate to have an abundance of talent, experience and insight in our legal department," said Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Resorts.  "With these promotions, we've streamlined this vital function and are prepared to meet the needs of our future growth."

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.  The Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50 percent investments in four other properties in Nevada, Illinois and Macau. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino.  Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world.  MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, 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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