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MGM Gives CEO Barber Extension Through 2022

Exec joined entertainment company in 2010 10/05/2017 1:39 PM Eastern

MGM Holding said it expended chair and CEO Gary Barber’s contract through December 20220.

Barber joined MGM in 2010 as co-chairman and CEO with Robert Birnbaum in 2010. The company was emerging from bankruptcy proceedings at the time. In 2013, Barber became sole chairman and CEO.

Related: Mark Greenberg to Depart Epix

“Gary is a dynamic leader and during the past seven years, MGM has regained its prominence as a leading entertainment company,” said Kevin Ulrich, CEO of Anchorage Capital Group and chair of the MGM board of directors. “He has developed a focused, strategic vision, which combined with a strong financial discipline, has positioned MGM for future growth and innovation. We have every confidence he will continue to lead this company in an exemplary fashion.”

This year, MGM acquired Epix for $1.2 billion.

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