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Park Place Entertainment Corporation Announces Appointment Of Barbara Bell Coleman To Board Of Direc

Park Place Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: PPE) announced today the expansion of its Board of Directors with the appointment of Barbara Bell Coleman as its eleventh director, subject to appropriate gaming regulatory approvals.
In addition to her responsibilities with Park Place, Ms. Coleman is President of BBC Associates, LLC, which provides consulting services to companies and philanthropic organizations. She is also a director of BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey and City National Bank of NJ.

Park Place is the world`s largest gaming company, as measured by casino square footage and revenues, and is the only casino gaming company with a leading presence in Nevada, New Jersey and Mississippi- the three largest gaming markets in the United States. In 1999, the company will own or have an interest in 17 gaming properties located throughout the United States and in Australia and Uruguay, with a total of 1.4 million square feet of gaming space and approximately 23,000 ho tel rooms.