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MGM MIRAGE honored by B'nai B'rith International for its commitment to diversity

LAS VEGAS - MGM MIRAGE was honored recently with the Distinguished Achievement Award from B'nai B'rith International, one of the world's largest and oldest Jewish human rights organizations.

The award is presented annually to recognize companies whose commitment to diversity is exemplified through outstanding workplace initiatives and community relations' efforts.

"We are proud to present this award to MGM MIRAGE, a company that embodies our shared values of diversity, leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitment," said Joel S. Kaplan, international president of B'nai B'rith International.

Debra Nelson, MGM MIRAGE vice president of corporate diversity and community affairs, accepted the award on behalf of our company and its employees. "With this recognition, you remind us that diversity is more than a noble gesture. Diversity enriches our workplace, our communities, and each of us individually," she said. "In accepting this award, we commit to honor the spirit in which this award is presented and the shared value upon which it is based."

The award ceremony, held March 17 at The Mirage, was sponsored by R&R Partners, Brown & Partners Advertising, Public Relations and Public Affairs, Perini Building Company, IGT, GGS-US LTD, Banc of America Securities, Southern Wine & Spirits, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, and Marnell Corrao Associates. Speakers included local businessman Cory Jenkins and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Some 60 local supporters and community leaders attended the event honoring MGM MIRAGE, a nationally recognized leader in diversity.

Founded in 1843, B'nai B'rith International is universally recognized as one of the world's largest and oldest Jewish human rights, community action, and humanitarian organizations. A constant source of innovation and charity for populations around the world, B'nai B'rith has founded hospitals, orphanages, senior housing communities, disaster relief campaigns, libraries, anti-hatred programs, and countless other initiatives in the public interest. B'nai B'rith is also a tireless advocate for Israel and the Diaspora in a variety of governmental and political arenas. With more than 180,000 members and affiliates in more than 50 countries, B'nai B'rith truly spans the globe in its efforts to make Jewish communities better for all their inhabitants.

Media Contacts:

Shelley Mansholt
VP, Corporate Communications
(702) 650-7409 or

George McCabe
Brown & Partners
(702) 967-2222 or

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