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MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren to step down

Feb 12 (Reuters) - MGM Resorts International's Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren will step down before completing his contract, the U.S. casino operator said on Wednesday.

Murren, who has been at MGM since 1998, has served as chairman and CEO since 2008.

Shares of the company rose 7% in aftermarket trade. (Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)