MGM Resorts International Announces Completion Of 37.1 Million MGP Operating Partnership Unit Redemption

March 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS, March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) ("MGM Resorts") today announced the completion of the redemption of approximately 37.1 million of its operating partnership units of MGM Growth Properties ("MGP") Operating Partnership LP (the "Operating Partnership") for aggregate cash proceeds of approximately $1.2 billion.  

Following the redemption, MGM Resorts' ownership in the Operating Partnership was reduced from 53.0% to 42.1%.

"Today's announcement further demonstrates our commitment to the company's asset-light strategy as we have significantly reduced our ownership stake in MGP to 42%, from 61% just one year ago," said Jonathan Halkyard, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of MGM Resorts. "Our strong liquidity position has been an invaluable asset to the company through the crisis. As the broader recovery in our core business and our cost efficiency efforts begin to pave a tangible path to free cash flow generation, we will remain prudent in allocating our capital to maximize shareholder value, including executing on key growth opportunities, maintaining a strong balance sheet, and returning cash to shareholders."

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 29 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings in the United States and Macau, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, ARIA and Park MGM. The Company's 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its "Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet" initiative, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and/or uncertainties, including those described in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company has based forward-looking statements on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's expectations regarding the Company's ability to execute on key growth opportunities, allocate capital to maximize shareholder value and maintain its strong balance sheet.  These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, the effects of economic conditions and market conditions in the markets in which the Company operates and competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, the design, timing and costs of expansion projects, risks relating to international operations, permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies in connection with growth in new or existing jurisdictions and additional risks and uncertainties described in the Company's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports). In providing forward-looking statements, the Company is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. If the Company updates one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those other forward-looking statements.


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