LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today the appointment of Aaron Fischer as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development to assist the company and its affiliates in the development and strategic planning of integrated resorts in North America and Asia. "We are very excited to have Aaron on our team," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "He is uniquely qualified to help MGM Resorts International access potential market opportunities domestically and particularly in Asia. Someone with his extensive experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue our global strategic planning." MGM Resorts President Bill Hornbuckle added, "Aaron brings extensive gaming, hospitality, and retail experience to our industry-leading team of experts. We see the addition of his insights and unique background in research, finance and the Asian gaming industry to be of great benefit as we continue to build our global strategy." Fischer recently served as the Head of Consumer and Gaming research at CLSA, a boutique brokerage and investment group based in Hong Kong. During his 17 years as an equity analyst Fischer specialized in Macau, Japan, other emerging gaming markets and the global luxury goods industry. Fischer participated in most of the gaming related IPOs in Asia and was a highly ranked analyst according to various surveys, including a Wall Street Journal rating as the Number 1 Best Hong Kong Analyst in 2012. Before moving into research, Mr. Fischer was with Arthur Andersen in Melbourne as a Chartered Accountant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1994. Fisher will work from the MGM Resorts offices in Hong Kong. About MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.