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GEICO CIO To Deliver Keynote Address at JBoss World 2009

GEICO CIO, Jess Reed, leads company deployment of JBoss Enterprise Middleware; wins JBoss Innovation Award for transformative open source middleware deployment

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that GEICO Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Jess Reed will keynote at the 2009 JBoss World conference in Chicago, September 1-4, 2009. Reed will highlight GEICO's deployment of Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware and their use of open source middleware software for mission critical platforms. GEICO’s participation in JBoss World demonstrates the continuing adoption of JBoss by leading global companies.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) – as part of Berkshire Hathaway – is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. GEICO provides auto insurance coverage for 9 million policyholders and insures more than 15 million vehicles.

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, homes, apartments and mobile homes. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection and life insurance are also available.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.

Reed and his GEICO colleagues have made strides to improve performance, position the company for additional growth and implemented ways to improve the efficiency of IT systems and applications. Most recently Reed's team deployed Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, where GEICO was able to reduce the total cost of ownership over proprietary Java application servers by more than 30%.

"Middleware represents the next wave of open source adoption, which is why we made a strategic decision to standardize on Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware," said Reed. "We are very pleased with our JBoss deployment and I look forward to sharing our successes and vision with JBoss customers, partners and developers at JBoss World 2009."

"We are happy to welcome GEICO's CIO, Jess Reed, as a featured keynote speaker at JBoss World 2009. This event will highlight some of the best and most innovative open source middleware use cases and technologies and we are proud to count GEICO as one of our customers," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware, Red Hat. "GEICO has executed a highly successful migration from proprietary Java middleware products to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Their story is a prime example of how companies can carve costs out of their datacenters and leverage open source to drive innovation."

GEICO's strategic use of Red Hat's middleware solutions led them to win a JBoss Innovation Award in the "Superior Alternative" category. The awards are designed to recognize the outstanding use, innovation and extension of Red Hat and JBoss solutions by Red Hat customers, partners and the open source community.

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