Red Hat Chairman and CEO, Matthew Szulik, to Deliver Keynote at International Oracle User Group Event

San Francisco

United States, November 7, 2002

International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) to hear first-hand about the benefits of the Oracle and Red Hat Alliance.

Rich Niemiec, IOUG President and CEO of TUSC, will conduct an informal interview with Szulik, discussing Red Hat's enterprise platform, the Oracle and Red Hat Alliance, and the future of open source enterprise infrastructure solutions. There will then be an open, interactive forum for the audience to participate in the discussion.

"I am excited to be speaking to the IOUG, a group of individuals actively steering technology by sharing real-world expertise and ideas with thousands of colleagues," said Red Hat Chairman and CEO, Matthew Szulik. "Communities of technology users are critical in driving innovation."

"Red Hat's role with Oracle in enterprise infrastructure is a compelling topic for members of the IOUG," said Rich Niemiec, IOUG President and CEO of TUSC. "Our group is intrigued to learn about the value of open source and opportunities for real-world implementations."

About the International Oracle Users Group
The International Oracle Users Group(IOUG) is an independent continental user group comprised of more than 10,000 members in North, Central and South America. The IOUG offers members information created for users, by users for faster, easier and more cost-effective Oracle implementations.

About the The Red Hat and Oracle Alliance
As development partners for Oracle Products on Linux and leaders in the database and Linux markets respectively, Oracle and Red Hat have optimized Linux-based solutions to provide maximum performance, while increasing customers' return on investment and simplifying corporate computing infrastructures. Oracle and Red Hat have jointly worked together to provide enterprise service for customers by offering a singe point of contact for any Oracle support issues on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. For more information visit www.redhat.com/oracle.

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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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