Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Certified Solution, StrongMail Selected To Power Ticketmaster's E-mail Marketing Product

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United States, March 22, 2005

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, has chosen StrongMail on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to power the company's e-mail-based marketing tool for clients across the globe. StrongMail will serve as the email generation and delivery engine for Ticketmaster's new email marketing product, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux serving as the platform solution.

For Ticketmaster and its clients, email is one of the most effective ways to communicate the right message to the right consumer at the right time. A fast and easy to use communication product is essential for marketing event ticket sales. Implementing a reliable, robust email system that can meet ever-increasing business demands is an important element of Ticketmaster's success.

"We sell a tremendous number of tickets every day on behalf of our clients. Every transaction and every consumer interaction must be handled efficiently and effectively. Our clients rely on us to get the job done and we have a great responsibility to our clients to provide first rate ticketing services for their customers," said Sean Moriarty, Chief Operations Officer at Ticketmaster.

"StrongMail Enterprise has been certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for almost a year. Our customers rely on us to recommend the operating platform that will deliver the highest performance. After thorough testing it is very clear that RHEL is that platform," said Frank Addante, Chief Executive Officer and Founder for StrongMail Systems. "StrongMail on Red Hat Enterprise Linux enabled Ticketmaster to get up and running quickly, steadily increased their deliverability and has given them full visibility into the process. This reduced their initial development costs, lowered ongoing resources needed, and fits within the enterprise-wide IT architecture."

"We provide our clients with the best systems, products, and services to facilitate sales and we are strongly committed to utilizing the best technology solutions whether building internally or through strategic alliances with communities of development that share our mandate of excellence. The performance, reliability, and economic benefits of Linux, Red Hat, and StrongMail combined with their respective communities of supporting talent, present the best technology solution for our e-mail marketing product."

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About Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company, providing ticket sales and distribution through, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 3,300 retail Ticket Center outlets; 19 worldwide telephone call centers; and a broad online and offline marketing network. Ticketmaster serves more than 9,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters, and sold 98 million tickets valued at $5 billion in 2004. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

About Red Hat, Inc.

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