Michael "Mickey" Parenton Appointed to Advisory Board for Louisiana Business & Technology Center

2012-12-10

MICHAEL “MICKEY” PARENTON APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD FOR LOUISIANA BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
L’AUBERGE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER TO SERVE 3-YEAR TERM ON ADVISORY BOARD


BATON ROUGE, La. December 10, 2012 – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is pleased to announce that Michael “Mickey” Parenton, Vice President and General Manager of L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, has been named to the Advisory Board for the Louisiana Business & Technology Center.

An integral part of LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business, the Louisiana Business & Technology Center serves as a business incubator and has counseled thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the state. Parenton became involved with the center in the spring of 2011 when discussions and construction began for L’Auberge Baton Rouge’s employment offices to be held in the facility.

Parenton oversees all operations at Pinnacle Entertainment’s newest property which opened in September. L’Auberge Baton Rouge features an expansive single-level, 74,000 square foot casino with nearly 1,500 slot machines, 50 table games and a unique casino bar with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The hotel includes 205 guest rooms, a rooftop pool and four distinctive dining outlets.

Parenton is committed to community involvement and holds civic leadership positions with the Southeast Super-Region Committee, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Fore!Kids Foundation and Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation.

“It’s important to the local economy to foster small businesses and cultivate local entrepreneurs. Baton Rouge thrives with the creation of new jobs and the expansion of businesses,” said Parenton. “I’m honored to be a part of this important initiative.”

Parenton is a life-long Louisiana resident and a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, La. and Northeast Louisiana University, now University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is married with two daughters.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates seven casinos, located in Louisiana, Missouri, Indiana, and is redeveloping a racetrack in Ohio. In addition, Pinnacle holds a 26% ownership stake in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), an international development and real estate company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on the Ho Tram Strip.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.

About the Louisiana Business & Technology Center

The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, an integral part of LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Established in 1988, the LBTC’s highly successful business incubator program has been honored as the National Business Incubator Association’s Incubator of the Year.

The LPTC has provided technical assistance to thousands of companies and has documented the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs for Louisiana. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/lbtc.

 

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