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Park Place Entertainment Selects MKS

Waterloo, ON - June 24, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that Park Place Entertainment (NYSE: PPE), the world's largest gaming company and parent to gaming's leading brands - Bally's, Caesars, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris - has selected MKS's Implementer® and MKS Integrity Manager™ to manage development and modification of applications in its 24/7 continuous processing environment.

Waterloo, ON - June 24, 2002: MKS Inc. (MKS) (TSE:MKX), a leading provider of tools to manage and control the software development process, today announced that Park Place Entertainment (NYSE: PPE), the world's largest gaming company and parent to gaming's leading brands - Bally's, Caesars, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris - has selected MKS's Implementer® and MKS Integrity Manager™ to manage development and modification of applications in its 24/7 continuous processing environment.

Park Place development teams are using Implementer, MKS's software configuration management (SCM) solution for iSeries, and MKS Integrity Manager, MKS's solution for process and workflow management, to improve visibility and control over development and deployment of business-critical casino operation, lodging and financial applications.

"We believe Implementer and MKS Integrity Manager will enhance our development team performance and contribute to higher levels of application availability and reliability. MKS's solution is flexible and robust enough to handle the complexities of our environment," says Bob Conover, CIO, Park Place Entertainment.

"As we're a 24/7 operation, I'm always looking for ways to improve the development or deployment process. Reliability and efficiency in deployment of upgrades to each of our properties is the main reason for bringing in the Implementer and MKS Integrity Manager solution. The results I have seen so far indicate that the MKS solution will streamline this process," says Miki Maggioli, Director of Application Development.

About Park Place Entertainment
Park Place Entertainment is the world's largest gaming company. Park Place owns, manages or has an interest in 28 gaming properties operating under the Caesars, Bally's, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris brand names with a total of approximately two million square feet of gaming space, more than 28,000 hotel rooms and 55,000 employees worldwide.

About MKS
MKS Inc. ("MKS") (TSE:MKX) provides software solutions enabling development teams to analyze, build and deploy traditional and web-based software systems quickly and reliably. The company's award-winning family of MKS Integrity software configuration management (SCM) products, offer advanced technology with robust workflow, code management, and impact analysis capabilities. MKS also provides interoperability solutions under its popular MKS Toolkit brand for UNIX-Windows co-existence, cross-platform development, and system administration that significantly cut development and administrative costs and reduce time to market while enabling enhanced performance. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide, MKS has built its brand on the foundation of advanced technology, superior quality and extraordinary customer service. More information about MKS can be found at http://www.mks.com, or by calling 1-800-265-2797 (US & Canada), +49-711-351775-0 (Germany), and +44-1483-733900 (United Kingdom).

MKS, MKS Integrity Manager, Implementer and MKS Toolkit are trademarks or registered trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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