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Las Vegas, NV (July 23, 2009) – The Las Vegas - Clark County Urban League has presented MGM MIRAGE with its “Most Notable Patron Award” for the Company’s active support and ongoing involvement in the Urban League.

The award was presented at the Urban League’s inaugural “Power Breakfast” held this morning at Bellagio.

“The partnership between the MGM MIRAGE and the local affiliate of the Urban League helps fulfill our company’s commitment to make a positive difference in our community,” said Phyllis James, MGM MIRAGE Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer. “We are most honored to be recognized by this agency, which works to help improve the quality of lives of citizens throughout our community.”

MGM MIRAGE was a founding corporate member of the Las Vegas - Clark County Urban League in 2004. Through its Voice Foundation, many of the Company’s 56,000 employees donate funds to support the Urban League’s “Read to Rise” program. The program promotes literacy among parents of elementary school students.

This is the first year ever that the Urban League has presented a “Most Notable Patron Award”.

Also recognized at the “Power Breakfast” was Newsome Marketing Enterprises of Las Vegas with the Urban League’s “Community Service Award”. The Urban League’s Interim President and CEO Morse Arberry, Jr. was presented with the “Community Service Award” for his work in the Nevada State Assembly, and Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow was presented with the “Community Service Recognition Award” for his support of the Urban League and residents of his Ward 5 district.

About the Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League
The Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League (LVCCUL) is an affiliate of the National Urban League, which was founded in 1910. The LVCCUL was established in 2004 and is the largest community action agency in Nevada. Its mission is to empower communities and ensure equal opportunity for low-income citizens. This mission is achieved through the delivery of social services and economic assistance to individuals and families seeking to attain self-sufficiency. The agency is funded, in part, by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, please visit

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected companies with significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 16 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and Macau. CityCenter, an unprecedented urban metropolis on the Las Vegas Strip scheduled to open in late 2009, is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. MGM MIRAGE Hospitality has entered into management agreements for casino and non-casino resorts throughout the world. 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 Web site at

Media Contacts:

Yvette Monet
MGM MIRAGE Public Affairs
3260 Industrial Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
Office (702) 650-6942

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