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Las Vegas Sands Corp. appoints Eric Chiu as President of Asian Development

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. has promoted Eric Chiu to the newly created position of President of Asian Development. In this new role, Mr. Chiu will add a variety of government relations and business development activities to the list of responsibilities he has had since joining the company in late 2002.

Mr. Chiu has been heavily involved in the companys business opportunities in the region, which include Sands Macau and The Venetian Macau, the anchor of the companys Cotai Strip development. Mr. Chiu has also been the companys lead representative as it relates to proposed development projects in Mainland China and elsewhere in the region.

Erics ability to interact with key government agencies in both Macau and Mainland China and his smart and strategic development insights have been of tremendous value to our company, said William Weidner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands. We greatly appreciate the work he has done for us and look forward to him continuing to be an integral part of our team in Asia.

Mr. Chius new responsibilities will include him taking a prominent role as a director of Adelson Center for U.S.-China Enterprise in Beijing. The Adelson Center, which will open in August 2008, is being established to enhance and broaden the trade relationship between the United States and China. Mr. Chiu is also involved in the opening of the new University of Macau-Adelson Advanced Education Center, which will be located inside The Venetian Macau. The center will focus its efforts on further contributing to the education of Macau citizens on the various types of new positions and advancement opportunities being created in fields such as retail, entertainment, hotel, meeting and convention services, and other non-gaming integrated resort-related positions.

A native of the Peoples Republic of China and a professional civil engineer by training, Mr. Chiu has had extensive experience in managing large scale construction and development projects in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Canada and Europe. Mr. Chiu also has significant development experiences, having worked for prominent international companies such as BMW Automobile Beijing, where he served as general manager, as well as a variety of roles for other leading property development companies in the region.

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