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Feld Entertainment Continues to Cooperate with USDA Review into October 3, 2003 Injury of Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy.

VIENNA, Va. -- Feld Entertainment, Inc. is deeply concerned that recent media reports regarding the pending U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigation into the serious injury Roy Horn incurred during a performance of Siegfried & Roy(R) at the Mirage in Las Vegas on October 3, 2003 have completely misrepresented Feld Entertainment's continued cooperation with the USDA's review.

On several occasions, Feld Entertainment has offered to show the video footage of Roy's accident to USDA officials. Our company welcomes the opportunity to show this footage to agency investigators in an effort to shed additional light on the circumstances of Roy's accident.

Feld Entertainment is cooperating with the USDA and will continue to provide the agency with the necessary information to complete its pending investigation, while also protecting Roy Horn and his family's privacy.

In April 2004, Feld Entertainment received a single subpoena from the USDA - a routine formality of USDA investigations - requesting that Feld Entertainment turn over any recordings, photographs, written statements or audio related to the October 3, 2003 Siegfried & Roy(R) performance.

Shortly after receiving the subpoena, Feld Entertainment contacted the USDA and made the agency aware of the company's video tape of the performance. Feld Entertainment immediately offered to show USDA investigators the video footage, but requested the company retain physical possession of the tape out of deep respect for Roy Horn's right to privacy and continued recovery. Feld Entertainment believed the footage of Roy Horn's accident would quickly end up in the hands of media who would then sensationalize this horrible tragedy. Our request to USDA officials was made after speaking with Siegfried and Roy, and learning of their wishes to avoid images of this tragic accident being accessible to children and families all around the world.

Again after consulting with Siegfried and Roy, Feld Entertainment requested and participated in a follow-up meeting with the USDA to discuss our continued concerns, and to reaffirm our willingness to make available the requested footage to investigators.

In May 2004, Feld Entertainment and USDA officials entered into a mutual dialogue about how the needs of the agency could be met while still respecting Roy's privacy and health. As of August 25, 2004, the USDA has not responded to Feld Entertainment's last request.

It is our understanding that shortly after the accident USDA officials viewed a different tape of Siegfried and Roy's October 3, 2003 performance. In addition, 1,503 audience members witnessed the incident and can provide the USDA with eyewitness accounts.

Because this matter remains part of an ongoing and uncompleted USDA review, neither Feld Entertainment or the USDA are allowed to publicly comment on the details of the case. Feld Entertainment encourages the USDA to take swift action in reprimanding any agency employee who may have improperly released inaccurate information to the media regarding this pending USDA investigation.
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