MACAU, June 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (" Melco Crown Entertainment" or the " Company") (SEHK:6883) (Nasdaq:MPEL), a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, today proudly announced that the Company has received honor in the 9 th Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards. In addition, its subsidiary, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation (" M CP") (PSE:MCP), became the first casino resort operator in Manila to receive honor in FinanceAsia's annual Best Companies in Asia Poll, in which three awards were garnered by MCP this year. Corporate Governance Asia, an authoritative regional publication, has honored Melco Crown Entertainment with the Outstanding Company on Corporate Governance award. This accolade recognizes the Company's efforts in adhering to highest standards of corporate governance. Melco Crown Entertainment's subsidiary, MCP, was recognized as one of the Best Managed Companies in the Philippines in FinanceAsia's 13 th annual poll of Asia's top companies this year. MCP also received recognition in the categories of Best Corporate Governance and Best Corporate Social Responsibility in the region. Awardees were selected by investors and analysts across the region. Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment, said: "We are delighted to garner these prestigious and authoritative awards this year and to be recognized by investors and analysts as being among the most outstanding companies in the region. We have always strived to maintain the highest corporate governance standards, which we believe is a cornerstone of our long term success. We are committed to promoting and maintaining strong corporate governance through careful compliance with governing laws and regulations. We are particularly pleased to learn that MCP has been recognized in this manner at this stage of its expansion in the Philippines. Moving forward, we will continue to adopt measures to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance by bolstering governance and transparency, which will enhance the long-term trust and confidence of our major stakeholders." Safe Harbor Statement This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau, (ii) capital and credit market volatility, (iii) local and global economic conditions, (iv) our anticipated growth strategies, and (v) our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "potential," "continue," "is/are likely to" or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company's filings with the SEC. All information provided in this announcement is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.