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Aztar Announces Neil Ciarfalia Appointment

Aztar Corporation today
announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Neil A. Ciarfalia to
the position of Chief Financial Officer effective March 1. He will
continue in his responsibilities as Vice President and Treasurer. Mr.
Ciarfalia succeeds Robert M. Haddock as Chief Financial Officer. Mr.
Haddock becomes Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive
Officer on March 1, as previously announced. Mr. Ciarfalia, who is 57 years of age, joined Aztar Corporation in 1995.
He has an extensive background in financial services, including service as
President of Saab Aircraft’s domestic and international finance
subsidiaries and various assignments with GATX Financial Services, Itel
Corporation and Crocker Bank. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of
Business Administration degrees from Stanford University. His appointment
is subject to approval by the appropriate state gaming authorities if

Aztar is a publicly traded company that operates Tropicana Casino and
Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las
Vegas, Nevada, Ramada Express Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Casino
Aztar in Caruthersville, Missouri, and Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana.