Red Hat Appoints Tim Buckley Chief Operating Officer


United States, April 22, 1999

Start-up and Industry Veteran with More Than 20 Years of Experience Joins the Market Leader of Linux Solutions

Red Hat® Software, Inc., the leading developer and support provider of the Linux operating system, today named Tim Buckley senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Buckley, formerly Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Seattle-based Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO), brings more than 20 years of emerging technology company experience to the rapidly-growing Red Hat.

Buckley was instrumental in building some of the most successful start-ups in the computing industry, including Aldus, the company that created PageMaker, and Approach, a PC database company that was later sold to Lotus Development Corp. Buckley joined Visio in 1993 and was instrumental in increasing company revenues from start-up to a consensus estimated $215 million in fiscal 1999.

"Tim brings tremendous experience with emerging companies that will help Red Hat to effectively handle the growth and demand for Red Hat Linux offerings," said Bob Young, CEO of Red Hat, Inc. "His insight will help Red Hat continue accelerating the adoption of Linux and the expansion of our business, service and support operations."

"Red Hat is an opportunity to help remake the software industry and to provide computer users with the benefits of open source software," said Buckley. "Red Hat has become the market leader by providing real value to their customers through an exciting new approach to software development and support. I am excited by the opportunity to fundamentally change the landscape of the computing industry."

About Red Hat, Inc.

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