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For Immediate Release
February 13, 2014

MGM Resorts Foundation Announces The 2014 Women's Leadership Conference
Conference will offer career advancement training, workshops on entrepreneurship, tips on work-life balance, networking opportunities and a forum to discuss real life challenges faced by women professionals

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing effort to promote professional development and career advancement among women, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and The MGM Resorts Foundation today announced the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference on Aug. 6 and 7, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The Women's Leadership Conference will provide attendees with a range of learning opportunities, motivational guidance and personal growth tools, including:

  • Exposure to diverse and nationally recognized speakers and accomplished women role models
  • Two days of career-oriented workshops that will give women hands-on opportunities to develop skills based on their career needs
  • Three distinct learning tracks for women who are Emerging Leaders, Emerging Executives and Executives
  • Workshops for entrepreneurs who are well-established or just thinking of starting their own businesses

"So many working women have told me that they feel they could take their careers to a whole new level if they had some structured guidance along with networking opportunities," said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International. "This conference provides a tremendous opportunity to women who are looking for ways to develop professionally and personally."

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women are a powerful demographic in the U.S. workforce. In 2010, they comprised 46.8 percent of the total U.S. labor force. They are also expanding their roles, taking on more leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities. In recent years, women-owned businesses have become a major force in the U.S. economy; since 2007, they have employed 7.6 million workers and reported$1.2 trillion in sales.

The conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and men who support them. The non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference's presenting sponsor. The Women's Food Service Forum will once again provide support for the conference. Proceeds of the conference after costs will be donated to one or more local nonprofit agencies devoted to the welfare and development of women and girls.

The early registration fee for conference participants is $275 through May. Regular registration will be $350 from June to Aug. 7. Registration includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other women attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other resorts of MGM Resorts International.

Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference.

For more information about the Women's Leadership Conference, please visit www.mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference.

About MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. 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 the company please visit www.mgmresorts.com