Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Empire Resorts, Inc. (the Company) today announced that the special committee (the Special Committee) of its board of
directors (the Board) has received a
proposal letter, dated August 5, 2019 (the Proposal Letter), from Kien Huat Realty III Limited (Kien Huat), its largest
stockholder, and Genting Malaysia Berhad, a public limited liability company incorporated in Malaysia and an affiliate of Kien Huat (Genting Malaysia). Pursuant to the Proposal Letter, Kien Huat and Genting Malaysia submitted a
non-binding proposal to acquire all outstanding equity of the Company not already owned by Kien Huat or its affiliates for $9.74 per share of common stock, with each share of the Companys Series B preferred stock receiving the same
consideration on an
basis. A copy of the Proposal Letter is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.
As previously announced, the Board recently formed a Special Committee comprised of independent, disinterested directors to evaluate strategic
alternatives. The Special Committee will consider the Proposal Letter and any response thereto in connection with its ongoing review of strategic alternatives.
The Company cautions stockholders and others considering trading the Companys securities that the Company has just received the Proposal
Letter and has not had an opportunity to carefully review and evaluate the Proposal Letter or make any decision with respect to Companys response to the Proposal Letter. There can be no assurance that any definitive agreement will be
executed relating to a transaction with Kien Huat and Genting Malaysia or any other party or that any transaction with Kien Huat and Genting Malaysia or any other party will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any
obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.
August 6, 2019, the Company issued a press release in which it announced the receipt of the Proposal Letter. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by referenced in to this Item 7.01.
The information set forth in or incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed to
be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any
registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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contains forward-looking statements. In some
cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as may, could, expect, intend, plan, seek, anticipate, believe,
estimate, predict, potential, continue, likely, will, would, and variations of these terms and similar expression, or the negative of these terms or similar
expressions. These statements are based on managements current beliefs, expectations, plans, assumptions and objectives of the Company and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date as of which they are made. These statements are not guarantees and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions concerning future events that are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from
current expectations include, but are not limited to, risks related to the expected timing and likelihood of completion of a potential transaction with Kien Huat, Genting Malaysia or their respective affiliates or a third party, including the risk
that the potential transaction may not occur, and the risk that any announcements relating to the potential transaction could