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MGM Resorts International Achieves Ranking to Prominent List of 'Best Companies for Diversity' for Ninth Year

MGM Resorts is the only gaming company, and the only company in Nevada, to be named

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the ninth year, Black Enterprise (BE) magazine has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the "Best Companies for Diversity" in the U.S. based on its diversity and inclusion practices. MGM Resorts is the only company in the integrated resort industry, and the only company based in Nevada, to be named to the magazine's list.

The 40 companies featured in the publication's special report demonstrate a commitment to diversity in one or more of four key areas, including: Board of Directors mix, employee diversity, senior management mix and supplier diversity. Of those 40 companies, MGM Resorts was among the few that demonstrated significant strengths in the four areas surveyed, according to BE.

"At MGM Resorts, we recognize diversity as the central paradigm of our 21st century global economy and inclusion therefore as a business imperative. We have made inclusion an anchor of our culture and our operations in order to leverage our broad diversity as a vital part of our long-term competitive strength," said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International.

This year's Best Companies for Diversity honorees were recognized at the Executive Leadership Council's 2015 Recognition Gala on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the...