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Baha Mar names Gregory Djerejian to lead Asia Business Development

Baha Mar, scheduled to open in December 2014, is set on 3,000 feet of white-sand beach just 12 minutes from Nassau's newly expanded Lynden Pindling International Airport.

NASSAU – Baha Mar Ltd., which is developing the $3.5 billion Baha Mar integrated gaming resort project in Nassau, The Bahamas, today announced that Gregory Djerejian, Executive Vice President, will head the company’s new Asia business development operations to be located in Hong Kong.

“Baha Mar is truly a global development, and Greg has been an integral part of the team since the project was first conceived more than 10 years ago,” said Sarkis D. Izmirlian, Baha Mar’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In his expanded role, he will oversee Baha Mar’s Asia development interests, including travel and tourism partnerships; working with our gaming partner Global Gaming Asset Management on developing Baha Mar’s Asian clientele; as well as with our other brand and strategic partners in Asia.”

Tom Dunlap, Baha Mar’s President, said: “This is a strategic move for us, and it’s a natural part of Baha Mar’s development as we build toward opening in December 2014. Greg’s skills, passion, and experience, combined with his long tenure with the company, make him uniquely qualified for this new role.”

Greg Djerejian, Baha Mar’s Executive Vice President, added: “Chinese and Asian outbound tourism will be one of the defining industry trends of our time. We are extremely keen to establish Baha Mar as a ‘China- and Asia-friendly’ destination in close collaboration with our many hospitality, governmental and strategic partners active in the region.”

As part of this initiative, and with its expanded presence in Hong Kong, Baha Mar will be locating its new offices in Jardine House located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district.

Mr. Djerejian has long experience across a spectrum of diverse business matters and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover.

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