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Brookfield Asset Management Names Audrey Oswell President and Managing Director of Atlantis, Paradise Island

PARADISE ISLAND, BS. September 28, 2017 – Today, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas announced the immediate appointment of Audrey Oswell as President and Managing Director.

Oswell has held the role of Chief Operating Officer at the resort since the end of 2016 and had previously held the role of Chief Gaming Officer at Atlantis from 2011 to 2013. With this appointment, Oswell becomes the first female President of Atlantis, Paradise Island.

According to Andrea Balkan, Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management, owners of the resort, “we are extremely pleased that Audrey will elevate her leadership role at the resort, especially as she was an integral part of the team that was involved in creating the new vision and direction of Atlantis. Audrey is not only deeply experienced in the resort and casino space, but she brings a level of compassion and knowledge to this role. We look forward to sharing the ongoing success of Atlantis across the highest levels of guest service, experience and industry-leading innovation.”

In assuming her new role, Oswell stated, “We have an incredible team of over 7500 associates in The Bahamas and in offices around the world that support the work we do with marine life, the ocean and the country. I am proud to lead the team on our continued journey to bring the amazement of Atlantis to our guests. We remain wholly committed to our goal of supporting the ecology and economy of The Bahamas and bringing it all together effectively to provide and create authentic Bahamian experiences for our guests.”

Audrey brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and gaming industry to this role. Prior to joining Atlantis in 2016, she served as the interim CEO/COO for Seneca Gaming. Audrey has also served as President and COO at Caesars, as CEO at Resorts International in Atlantic City and as COO at Fountainbleau in Las Vegas. Audrey is known for her innovative and integrated approach to operations, where through collaboration with all stakeholders, she supports the development of new concepts and creates outstanding programs. Audrey holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BS from Temple University.

About Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Atlantis, Paradise Island is a lush, oceanside resort located on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. A dynamic destination that launched 20 years ago as a first-of-its-kind modern marvel of nature and engineering, Atlantis has embarked on a new chapter tied to a meaningful connection with the ocean, Bahamian culture and the spirit of the property’s over 7,500 employees. The resort’s new, immersive programming connects guests to the rich history, art, people, food and festivities of The Bahamas. Atlantis features five distinct properties in which to stay, from the iconic Royal Towers to the original Beach and Coral Towers to the newly built luxury properties, The Cove and The Reef. The Coral has reopened as a fully redesigned family escape with a new lobby, new rooms, and new amenities – with a new pool to officially debut in November 2017. The resort is built around Aquaventure, an innovative, 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides, pools and white sand beaches. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species make their home in the ocean fed environments. From unparalleled meeting and convention space to the luxury Atlantis Marina accommodating yachts up to 220 feet in length overlooking Marina Village, a Bahamian marketplace, the Atlantis experiences are endless. Other resort amenities include the 30,000sf tranquil Mandara Spa, Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) for children ages 3-12 and CRUSH, a cutting-edge teen club. The resort’s award-winning 18-hole Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, renowned Atlantis Casino and duty free shopping are complemented by the property's 40 restaurants and lounges with celebrity chef culinary masterpieces including Nobu, by Nobu Matsuhisa; Olives, by Todd English and Casa D’Angelo by Chef Angelo Elia. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s 14-acre marine mammal habitat, is a state-of-the-art education center and animal-rescue rehabilitation hospital whose first residents were 16 rescue dolphins from Hurricane Katrina. Visitors to Dolphin Cay can participate in creative, non-disruptive “interactions” that build real awareness, stir emotion and help fund the resort’s conservation efforts. Through these guest participations and those offered through Atlantis Marine Adventures, over $5 million dollars has been generated to support environmental conservation via the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. For reservations, visit www.AtlantisBahamas.com or call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS. Follow Atlantis on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlantisBahamas, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AtlantisBahamas, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/AtlantisBahamas.

About Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield is a leading global alternative asset manager with over $250 billion of assets under management. We have a history of more than 100 years of owning and operating real assets with a focus on property, renewable energy, infrastructure and private equity. We offer a range of public and private investment products and services which leverage our expertise and experience, and provide us with a distinct competitive advantage in the markets in which we operate. Brookfield has 700 investment professionals and 30,000 operating employees in 30 countries around the world. Further information is available at www.brookfield.com. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information.

Contact:
Sydney Engel
Sydney.Engel@atlantisparadise.com
646.207.0316

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