Press release

Red Hat Names Mary Sutton Vice President of Human Capital

Sutton Brings Over 20 Years of Human Resources Expertise, Including Experience with Global HR Management and Activities

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat Inc., (NASDAQ:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, announced today the appointment of Mary Sutton to the position of vice president of human capital. Sutton brings to Red Hat vast experience in global human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and planning and development. Sutton's expertise spans various industries, including the packaging, medical devices, pharmaceutical and contract manufacturing and development industries.



 

Sutton joins Red Hat from her post as vice president of human resources at Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, now known as DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At DSM, Sutton was responsible for all human resource activities for the 1600 person company over three domestic sites, as well as serving on the executive committee managing the division and as advisor to the president of the company. She joined DSM in 1999, after acting as the vice president of human resources at the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division of St. Jude Medical in CA, where her responsibilities included global human resources activities for 2500 employees, merger and acquisition integration, and employee strategy and communication.

"Mary has tremendous experience in global human resource management and is a tremendous asset to the Red Hat team," said Matthew Szulik, president and CEO of Red Hat. "As Red Hat continues our growth as a global organization and as a market leader, Mary will certainly help all of our Red Hat associates face the challenges in our marketplace and attain higher levels of competitiveness."

"It is great to be able to join Red Hat at such an exciting and challenging stage in the company's development. I am very impressed with the caliber of the management team Matthew has brought together as well as the enthusiasm and dedication of the associates that I've had the chance to meet," said Mary Sutton, VP of human capital, Red Hat.

Sutton received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Labor Studies. She also holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Toledo School of Law.

About Red Hat, Inc.

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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About Red Hat

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