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Adelson awarded citizenship award

27 March 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada –- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Sheldon G. Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) chairman and chief executive officer, and Dr. Miriam Adelson were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship at a dinner held at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino last night. The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship is given to those who, by their own example and their business practices, have shown a deep concern for the common good beyond the bottom line.

"Miriam and I believe strongly that we have an obligation and responsibility to use our skills, insights and knowledge as professionals, and our financial resources as private citizens, to break down barriers, challenge the status quo, and work tirelessly to help leave this world a better place for future generations," said Mr. Adelson after receiving the award. "That is why we remain deeply committed to issues such as drug addiction, medical research, children's education and why we are advocates for important economic policies like free trade and low taxes."

"To be recognized by The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is extremely heartwarming and I am humbled that they find me and my husband worthy of such an esteemed honor," added Dr. Adelson. "It is with great appreciation that we both accept this prestigious award."

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship is given to leaders in the business sector who have inherited Woodrow Wilson's commitment to scholarship, public discourse, and the promotion of knowledge in the United States and around the world. They are at the forefront of the idea that private firms should be good citizens in their own communities and in the world at large. Their good citizenship comes in many forms, such as promoting renewed growth and vigor in economically disadvantaged towns and neighborhoods; supporting the arts; encouraging ties among different sectors of society; promoting international cooperation and understanding; and improving education.

"The positive impact of Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson is prominently on display for all who visit Las Vegas, and the Woodrow Wilson Center Board could not have selected more deserving recipients of this award," said Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Sheldon Adelson is the chairman of the board and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. His vision has transformed the way Las Vegas does business, and that foresight today extends internationally with the opening of comparable convention centers and resort and casino hotels in Macao and soon Singapore. Under Adelson's guidance, Las Vegas Sands has proven to be a leader in corporate giving, significantly investing in the social welfare and betterment of southern Nevada and the United States more broadly. Dr. Miriam Adelson is a physician and has become one of the world's leading experts on chemical dependency. After earning her medical degree she served as Head Physician of Internal and Emergency Medicine at Tel Aviv's Rokach Hospital. She currently runs two drug rehabilitation clinics, one in Las Vegas and the other in Tel Aviv, while also serving as a guest researcher at Rockefeller University. Together, the Adelsons have formed an effective, successful, and generous team.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, established by the U.S. Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the living, national memorial to the United States' 28th president. The Center is one of three American institutions (along with the National Gallery of Art and the Kennedy Center) created by congressional statute to perform a national mission within the Smithsonian Institution and is governed by its own independent Board of Trustees appointed by the U.S. President.

A nonpartisan institution supported by public and private funds, the Center explores national and global issues through free, open, and informed dialogue. The Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn is chairman of the Board of Trustees, and previously served as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland (1983-1993). Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center, served as a member of Congress for 34 years and provided service as vice chairman of the independent 9/11 Commission. He also recently served as co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group with former Secretary of State James Baker.

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