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SAHARA RESORTS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen J. Szapor Jr. has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Sahara Resorts. Szapor will also serve as director of the company.
 In this position, Szapor oversees all financial operations of Sahara Resorts, as well as corporate financial planning and capitalization. Additionally, he is responsible for investor relations and cash management within the company.
 Prior to joining Sahara Resorts in August 1993, Szapor was employed by Pratt Hotel Corp. and its Sands Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. During his seven years there he served in a number of positions, most recently as vice president of Strategic Planning. At the corporate level, Szapor primarily was responsible for expansion of the company's gaming operations through the development of new projects. The most recent project was a riverboat in Aurora, Ill.
 In addition, Szapor was responsible for investor relations. He acted as a liaison between the company and its bondholders, shareholders and investors.
 At the subsidiary level, Szapor was responsible for developing, marketing and operating strategies. He directed the departments of market research, strategic planning, financial analysis, direct marketing, advertising and public relations for this subsidiary with over $250 million in annual revenues.
 Szapor's professional experience also includes work for Merrill Lynch & Co. as a financial analyst in New York, as well as Arthur Andersen & Co., where he concluded auditing and consulting engagements for clients in the gaming and banking industries.
 A graduate of Villanova University, Szapor holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He has also completed graduate studies at New York University. A certified public accountant in the state of New Jersey, Szapor is married and has two children.
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 /CONTACT: Deborah Duchane of Sahara Resorts, 702-737-2713/


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