Red Hat Names Nick Van Wyk Vice President, Global Operations and Senior Transformation Executive

Raleigh

United States, October 17, 2007

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Nick Van Wyk to the role of Senior Transformation Executive, in addition to his current role as Vice President, Global Operations. Van Wyk is responsible for the execution of all elements of Red Hat's operations, including subscription management, sales operations and channel operations. In addition, Van Wyk will lead a recently developed Transformation Team charged with the development of processes and systems to improve global operating efficiency and performance.

Van Wyk has over 30 years of global operations experience in the computer industry, spanning multiple functional disciplines including systems support, systems engineering, strategic and capacity planning, performance management, telecommunications, business systems development, consulting, marketing and business management. He also has a strong background working in international markets, including direct experience leading teams in Europe and Africa, as well as experience leveraging technology both in a business deployment client side as well as supplier side product and services.

"Nick does an excellent job of bringing the customer perspective to his operations role," said Charlie Peters, CFO at Red Hat. "Also, his international experience is a great match for the global scale of Red Hat."

Prior to his role as Vice President, Global Operations with Red Hat, Van Wyk was a Vice President of Sales and Channel Operations at EMC’s Software Group based in California. During his tenure at EMC, he was responsible for assisting the integration efforts of Legato. Prior to EMC, he served at Legato in Europe, where he was responsible for a Sales team. Here, he successfully repositioned and grew the channel with consistent year-on-year growth during down market conditions.

Van Wyk is based in Raleigh, NC and reports to Red Hat Executive Vice President and CFO, Charlie Peters.

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