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Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

RALEIGH, N.C

First quarter GAAP EPS of $0.19, up 12% year-over-year; non-GAAP EPS of $0.30, up 25% year-over-year; First quarter operating cash flow of $124 million, up 38% year-over-year

Red Hat, Inc., (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2013 first quarter ended May 31, 2012.

Total revenue for the quarter was $314.7 million, an increase of 19% from the year ago quarter. Subscription revenue for the quarter was $272.6 million, up 21% year-over-year.

"Our first quarter results represented a strong start to our fiscal 2013. Red Hat's compelling value proposition and innovative, open source technologies continued to drive our financial success and market share gains." stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.

GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $50.9 million, or 16.2% operating margin. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP operating income for the first quarter was $81.1 million, up 22% year-over-year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 25.8%, up 70 basis points from the year ago quarter.

Net income for the quarter was $37.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared with $32.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter. After adjusting for stock compensation, amortization expenses and certain facility exit costs, as detailed in the tables below, non-GAAP net income for the quarter was $58.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, as compared to $47.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in the year ago quarter.

Operating cash flow was $124.4 million for the first quarter, as compared to $90.2 million in the year ago quarter. At quarter end, the company's total deferred revenue balance was $913.3 million, an increase of 16% on a year-over-year basis. Total cash, cash equivalents and investments as of May 31, 2012 was $1.3 billion after repurchasing approximately $30 million, or approximately 550,000 shares, of common stock in the first quarter.

"Red Hat continues to display an attractive combination of scale, revenue growth, profitability and cash flow. This type of performance has led to Red Hat's inclusion among the highest growth technology companies in the 2012 Forbes Fast Tech 25," stated Charlie Peters, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "In Q1, we delivered non-GAAP operating income growth of 22% while continuing to invest in important growth initiatives in markets such as virtualization, cloud computing and storage."

Additional information on Red Hat's reported results, including a reconciliation of the non-GAAP adjusted results, are included in the financial tables below. A live webcast of Red Hat's results will begin at 5:00 pm ET today and can be accessed by the general public at Red Hat's investor relations website at http://investors.redhat.com . A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the live event has ended.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com .

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About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.