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Punam Mathur to Join NV Energy as Vice President, Human Resources

Apr 3, 2009

Media Contact: Andrea Smith, 702-402-5843
Analyst Contact: Britta Carlson, 702-402-5624

NV Energy today announced that Punam Mathur, a nationally acclaimed leader in diversity and community affairs initiatives, will be joining the company as vice president, human resources, effective April 29, 2009.

Mathur joins NV Energy after 13 years in the gaming industry, most recently serving as senior vice president, corporate diversity and community affairs, of MGM Mirage.

Michael Yackira, president and CEO of NV Energy, said,"Punam brings to our company a broad range of leadership experience that not only will have a positive impact on our company but on the communities we serve throughout the state of Nevada. The broad spectrum of her professional and community accomplishments is extremely impressive."

Mathur currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for Three Square, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating hunger in southern Nevada. She also sits on the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity- Las Vegas. An avid supporter of education, she is a member of the president's advisory task force on diversity at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; co-chair of the Nevada Partnership for Inclusive Education; and is on the board of advisors for Nevada State College and the Clark County School District Superintendent's Education Network.

"I will be forever grateful to the leaders and employees of MGM Mirage for the experience of creating together a nationally recognized diversity initiative,"Mathur said."I am excited to be joining an NV Energy management team that also places tremendous emphasis on diversity initiatives and other cutting-edge human resource programs."

During her 13-year tenure, MGM Mirage received numerous awards in her areas of responsibility, including being ranked among the"Top 50 Companies for Diversity"by DiversityInc magazine and one of the"Top Corporations in the U.S."for multicultural businesses by Prior to joining Mirage Resorts in 1996, she had been with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce for six years, holding a variety of management positions, the last of which was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.

In 2006, Mathur was inducted into the"Women's Hall of Fame"by the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Other honors have included the"Community Enrichment Award in Civil Rights"by the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce; named a"Woman of Distinction"by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southern Nevada and among the"Top 100 Women in Corporate America"by Woman 3.0 magazine.

Mathur resides in Las Vegas with her two sons and one daughter.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. Serving a 54,500-square-mile service territory that stretches north to south from Elko to Laughlin, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada as well as approximately 40 million tourists annually.