Pinnacle Entertainment Confirms Receipt of Revised Proposal From Gaming and Leisure Properties to Acquire Its Real Estate Assets

Pinnacle Board Focused on Creating Shareholder Value

Pinnacle Will Respond Promptly

LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) ("Pinnacle" or "the Company") today confirmed that its Board of Directors has received a letter from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. ("GLPI") regarding a revised proposal to acquire Pinnacle's real estate assets. The Pinnacle Board of Directors and management team are focused on creating shareholder value, and to that end have engaged in ongoing negotiations with GLPI in order to provide appropriate value to Pinnacle shareholders, while at the same time working through Pinnacle's REIT separation plan. Pinnacle's Board will review GLPI's revised proposal and respond promptly.

Advisors

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP are acting as Pinnacle's legal advisors, and Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as its financial advisor.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Ohio. The Company also holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Vincent J. Zahn, CFA Vice President, Finance, Investor Relations & Treasury (702) 541-7777 or investors@pnkmail.com Media Relations Tracy West Vice President, Communications (702) 541-7777 or tracy.west@pnkmail.com Dan Katcher / Sharon Stern / Joe Berg Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (212) 355-4449Source:Pinnacle Entertainment