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DION ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS NEW DIRECTORS

 CALGARY, Alberta, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dion Entertainment Corp. (Toronto: DIO) announced today that it has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Dion also announced that E. Marshall Pollock, president of the company, will now also assume the role of chief executive officer.
 The new directors are: 1) Michael J. Perik, Toronto, Ontario; Perik is the chief executive officer and chairman of Softkey Software Products Inc. (Toronto: SSK; NASDAQ: SKEYF) of Mississauga, Ontario. Softkey Software Products Inc. is a maker of accounting and taxation software; 2) Alan F. Campney, Vancouver, British Columbia; Campney is president of Vanley Agencies Ltd., an investment and management company. Campney also currently serves as director of PWA Corp. and Marathon Realty Co.; and, 3) Lyle Rowland, Calgary; Rowland is an accountant and businessman with experience in the hospitality industry. He was vice president, Finance, of Dion between 1989 and 1992. Rowland owns approximately 9.7 percent of the shares of the company.
 The board of directors of the company now consists of six members. The other members of the board of directors are Leo Dion, chairman of the company; G. Scott Paterson, vice president, Corporate Finance, Midland Walwyn Capital Inc.; and Steen Hansen, partner with the law firm of Simonot and Hansen.
 Dion is the first Canadian publicly traded gaming company on the Toronto Stock Exchange and is one of the largest providers of commercial bingo halls in Canada. Dion also is the exclusive distributor in Canada for all gaming equipment manufactured by Bally Gaming Inc. of Las Vegas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bally Gaming International Inc. (NASDAQ: BGII).
 Dion's expansion plans include the acquisition and start-up of further bingo operations while at the same time continuing its efforts in the video lottery terminal market and initiating activities in the Indian gaming and casino markets.
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 /CONTACT: E. Marshall Pollock, president & CEO, 416-398-3996, or Alain Lambert, investor relations director, 514-393-7212, both of Dion Entertainment/
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