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Robert L. Boughner Elected as Director of Southwest Gas Corporation

July 31, 2008 at 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) announced that Robert L. Boughner was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company on July 29, 2008. Mr. Boughner, 55, will serve on the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board.

Mr. Boughner has been with Boyd Gaming Corporation since 1976 and has served in a variety of senior executive positions, including general manager of various properties, Senior Vice President of Administration, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Boughner is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Echelon Resorts (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boyd Gaming) and a Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation.

Mr. Boughner is active in civic and gaming industry affairs. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and serves on the Board of Bank of Nevada. In 2007, Mr. Boughner and the Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas established the Bob Boughner Career Services Center to assist students in the pursuit of employment in the hospitality, tourism, and gaming industry.

SOURCE Southwest Gas Corporation
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