Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Europe

Durham

United States, July 19, 1999

Experienced Vice President and Offices in UK and Germany to Offer Full Range of Linux-based Operating System Software and Support in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Red Hat®, Inc., a leading developer and provider of Linux-based operating system solutions, today unveiled Red Hat Europe. Two new offices in the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany will deliver the company's award-winning Red Hat Linux software and support to enterprise users in Europe and the surrounding regions.

In addition, Red Hat has named Colin Tenwick, former vice president and general manager of Sybase (NASDAQ: SYBS) Europe, as vice president, Red Hat Europe, Middle East and Africa. Tenwick was responsible for all European operations, which provided both sales and service for Sybase's enterprise software solutions. Prior to Sybase, Tenwick was managing director international for the ASK Group (now Computer Associates), where he set up operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe and Latin America, and also served in various sales and management roles for Ingres (also now Computer Associates) in both the UK and the Netherlands.

"Colin brings tremendous experience developing and managing successful European sales and support operations for one of the 10 largest enterprise software companies," said Matthew Szulik, president of Red Hat, Inc. "With Colin's expertise and offices staffed by Linux sales and support professionals, Red Hat can provide top solutions to European companies moving business and Internet systems to Red Hat Linux."

The new European organization, which will function as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Hat, Inc., expands Red Hat's current distribution, service and engineering partnerships in Europe. Red Hat's UK office and European headquarters is based in Guildford (greater London). Red Hat's German office, in Stuttgart, includes the expertise and assets recently purchased from delix, a leading provider of Linux-based solutions and services in Germany.

"Fast-growing enterprise businesses in Europe want localized Linux solution and service providers and the freedom of open source environments," said Colin Tenwick, the new vice president of Red Hat Europe, Middle East and Africa. "I am excited to join a recognized, open source solution leader and to help deliver powerful Red Hat Linux solutions and support to companies in Europe."

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com

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