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LAS VEGAS – August 6, 2008 - MGM MIRAGE's Myrna Soto has been named one of the "Most Important Hispanics in Technology" by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT). Soto, who serves as VP of Governance and Chief Information Security Officer, was chosen from a field of more than 1,000 nominees.

"Myrna Soto's leadership not only inspires her team, but is essential to the success of our technology initiatives and the long term success of MGM MIRAGE," said Aldo Manzini, MGM MIRAGE Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. "It is exciting for us to have an employee recognized as a leader in her field."

To select the 2008 highest-achieving Hispanics, HE&IT editors evaluated and ranked individuals who have demonstrated leadership in both the workplace as well as in the community. Executives, technologists and researchers in industry, government and academia were all eligible for the award.

In addition to her current role, Soto is serving as Interim Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining MGM MIRAGE, Soto spent 19 years in various industries working in fields ranging from Project and Program Management to Business Solutions. She joined MGM MIRAGE in 2004 as the Corporate Director of Solutions with the Mandalay Bay Resort Group. From October 2005 until January 2007, she served as Vice President of Business Solutions & Project Management Officer.

Soto will be recognized at the National Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference in Dallas, Texas, on October 23-25. She will also be featured in the magazine's fall edition.

Media Contacts:

Reggie Burton
(702) 650-7438

Laura Garcia
(702) 650-7439

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