MGM Resorts International Named a Best Company for Diversity by Leading Hispanic Business Publication
Las Vegas, September 10, 2012 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the nation's "2012 Best Companies for Diversity", says HispanicBusiness Media, a leading publishing and information services company for Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs.
Selected for its commitment to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier diversity, the Company ranked 26th on a list of 55 companies and secured a spot as the only gaming corporation to rank in this year's competition.
"Top companies on this year's list went well beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented strategies to reach more Hispanic consumers and increase their procurements with minority and Hispanic-owned suppliers," says Bill Krutzen, Director of Operations for HispanicBusiness Media.
MGM Resorts' placement on "2012 Best Companies" complements other 2012 awards the Company has received, including recognitions among DiversityInc Magazine's "Top 10 Companies for Latinos" and LATINA Style Magazine's recently announced "50 Best Companies for Latinas."
"On behalf of our 62,000 employees, it is an honor to be recognized by HispanicBusiness Media as a national leader in Diversity," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "We consider the inclusion of Hispanic employees in our workforce and Hispanic-owned businesses in our company commerce a priority as a leading company, but also important from a diversity standpoint as it brings substantial benefits by helping us better serve the needs of customers of various backgrounds."
Among the other well-known companies named to the "2012 Best Companies" list are: Aflac Inc., American Express Co., The Coca-Cola Co., General Mills, and Southwest Airlines.
In 2000, MGM Resorts International became the gaming industry's first company to implement a voluntary diversity initiative. The Company has since increased its number of Hispanic employees and business partners. Highlights of the initiative relative to the Hispanic community include:
For more information regarding HispanicBusiness Media's "2012 Best Companies for Diversity", visit www.hispanicbusiness.com.
To learn more about MGM Resorts' Diversity Initiative and its engagement of the Hispanic community, please visit: http://www.mgmresorts.com/files/company/AnnualCorporateSocialResponsibilityReport2011.pdf
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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.