Chakmak to Join Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced that Paul Chakmak, one of the
leading bankers to the gaming industry, will join the Company as its
Senior Vice President—Finance and Treasurer. This newly created
position at Boyd Gaming will report to Ellis Landau, the Company`s
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Commenting on the appointment, William S. Boyd, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, “We are very pleased that Paul has
agreed to join our Company. I have gotten to know him well over the nearly
fifteen years that he has been a banker for our Company and have the
utmost respect for his abilities and his understanding of our Company and
our industry. I know that he will work well with Ellis and others in
continuing the excellent work of our finance department.”

Mr. Chakmak, 39, is leaving his position as Managing Director of CIBC
World Markets in its Los Angeles office. He has been the senior member of
the bank`s West Coast Leveraged Finance Group specializing in, among other
things, providing capital to and advising companies in the gaming industry.

Ellis Landau, Boyd Gaming`s Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Paul`s
skills in corporate finance, his knowledge of and contacts in the gaming
industry, and his familiarity with our Company all make him a natural for
this new position.”
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a leading
diversified owner and operator of 13 gaming entertainment properties
located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and
Louisiana. Boyd Gaming recently opened Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa at
Renaissance Pointe (AOL keyword: borgata or http://www.theborgata.com/ ),
a $1.1 billion entertainment destination hotel in Atlantic City, through a
joint venture with MGM MIRAGE. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at
http://www.prnewswire.com/ . Additional news and information on Boyd
Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com/ .
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