Former MGMchairman Alex Yemenidjian has been appointed an independent director and amember of the audit committee at leading US exhibitor Regal Entertainment.

Yemenidjian'sappointment became effective on Oct 13, along with that of real estate agentNestor R Weigand Jr, who was named independent director and member of thecompensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

Yemenidjiancurrently also serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer ofArmenco Holdings. He served as MGM chairman from April 1999 to April 2005.

Prior to that heserved as director of MGM Mirage, among other senior executive posts.