News release

New CEO and President Named to Corporation

Marie Mullally has been appointed the new CEO and president of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corp.

Ms. Mullally is currently executive director of the Service Delivery and Operations Division with the Nova Scotia Department of Business and Consumer Services. She will join the gaming corporation on Feb. 7 for a one-year appointment.

"The gaming business is complex", said Dara Gordon, vice-chair of the gaming corporation. "The board is confident that with Ms. Mullally's accomplishments in both the private and public sectors, she is well-positioned to take on this challenging assignment."

Since October 1997, the CEO responsibilities have been assumed by Ms. Gordon.

Ms. Gordon will relinquish both her CEO and vice-chair duties on Feb. 15, which is the last day of her five-year term as board member. She intends to return full time to Patterson Palmer Hunt & Murphy as senior law partner, but she has agreed to assist during the transitional period.

"My tenure with the gaming corporation has certainly been interesting and diverse, but much longer than ever planned," said Ms. Gordon. "It's time to refocus my energies on my law practice."

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corp. is a Crown corporation responsible for the conduct and management of gaming businesses in the province to maximize net revenue to Nova Scotia in a responsible manner. Its operations include lotteries, casinos and harness racing.

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The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation will soon have a new president and CEO.

Marie Mullally is joining the corporation on February 7th for a one-year appointment.

She is currently an executive director in the Department of Business and Consumer Services.

Dara Gordon, the corporation's vice-chair, is stepping down in mid-February, when her five-year term as board member ends.

She is returning to law practice. -30

Contact:

Julia Watt
Nova Scotia Gaming Corp. 902-424-2203 E-mail:
kjd                      February 2, 2000     9:39 a.m.