Red Hat Named #1 IT Vendor To Do Business With By Customers In Japan


United States, August 13, 2007

Company continues to bring value to customers worldwide

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat's operations in Japan has been named the number one vendor that customers intend to conduct business with in the future by Nikkei Market Access' "Industry Trends in Intended Use of Products/Services of Major Vendors" study

This accolade adds to Red Hat's already-robust list of vendor awards including recognition from CIO Insight Magazine as the number one vendor delivering value in its annual Vendor Value study for three consecutive years. In 2004, Red Hat received the highest-ever score for value[1] when the CIO Insight Magazine survey interviewed over 1,000 U.S.-based IT executives. In 2005, Red Hat was again named the leader in vendor value[2] and overall satisfaction and ranked first for meeting expectations for lowering costs and also for meeting ROI expectations. Red Hat ranked first for value and meeting expectations for increasing revenues and third overall in the 2006 Vendor Value survey.

Conducted in April 2007, Nikkei Market Access' research surveyed nearly 800 IT workers from major companies involved in info-com products throughout Japan regarding their views of service vendors and system integrators. Employees working in corporate information systems sections who maintain contact with the nominated vendors throughout the course of their duties were asked to respond regarding the products and services of the involved companies. The survey evaluated 44 nominated vendors chosen by respondents. The top three respective vendors include Red Hat Japan with 27.5 percent of responses, Apple Japan with 25.6 percent and Willcom with 23.0 percent.

"We're honored to be voted the number one IT vendor that customers in Japan intend to use in the future," said Charlie Peters, CFO, Red Hat. "This, along with being ranked first for value in enterprise software for three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study, shows that we are committed to deliver value to our customers on a global basis. The opinions of our customers are the greatest measure of our success and we are excited to see the value that Red Hat delivers recognized around the world."

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[1] (The CIO Insight Research Study: Vendor Value, December 2004)

[2] (The CIO Insight Research Study: Vendor Value, December 2005)

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