Pinnacle Entertainment Names Vincent Zahn Treasurer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNK) announced today that Vincent Zahn, the Company's Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations has been named to the additional role of Treasurer. The appointment is effective as of December 10, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of regulatory approvals.

Carlos Ruisanchez, President and Chief Financial Officer commented, "Vince has been a key member of our Company as we continue to improve our business and operating processes. This appointment is consistent with our initiative to align our senior management, their collective skills, and relationships with the Company's focus on operational excellence and thoughtful growth. During his tenure at Pinnacle, Vince has led the Company’s investor relations function, and has played key roles in our capital raising activities, strategic developments and treasury functions. Vince brings a breadth of skills and knowledge to his new role as Treasurer of Pinnacle Entertainment, as we look forward to the next phase of growth for our Company."

Prior to joining Pinnacle Entertainment in 2011, Mr. Zahn served as an equity analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2006, covering the gaming industry with lead responsibilities on the company's coverage of the gaming technology space and associate analyst responsibilities on the core gaming operator space. From 2004-2006, Mr. Zahn was an associate analyst at Prudential Equity Group covering the computer service and IT consulting industries. Prior to his career as an equity analyst, Mr. Zahn held positions as a financial analyst in American International Group's Global Energy division and as a Senior Business Analyst at CrossBorder Solutions, a New York based international corporate tax consulting firm. He holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Fordham University and is a CFA Charterholder.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada and Ohio. Pinnacle 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: Vincent J. Zahn, CFA Vice President and Treasurer 702-541-7777/

Source:Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.