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Red Hat Appoints Technology Leader to Drive Business in Greater China

Andrew Hu joins Red Hat as President of Red Hat Operations in Greater China

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Andrew Hu as President of Red Hat Operations in Greater China. Hu will be responsible for overall operations, business development, marketing and sales in the region and will report to the President of Red Hat Asia-Pacific Operations, Gery Messer.

Most recently, Hu held the position of President, Asia Pacific at Wyse, a global leader in thin client computing solutions. In this role, Hu oversaw Wyse's corporate strategy including the building of thin client hardware and software solutions for deployment in the Asia Pacific market, with a particular emphasis on the market requirements of China, Korea and Japan.

With more than 20 years of professional IT management experience in North America and Asia, Hu also served as the Director of Greater China at Network Appliance, a world leader in unified storage solutions, where he was responsible for driving the company's expansion in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Hu also previously held a number of roles at Oracle China, including Managing Director with overall responsibility for the company's sales and support operations in China.

Asia Pacific is a key market for Red Hat and we are committed to investing in resources to continue growing our presence in this region, said Gery Messer, President of Red Hat Asia-Pacific Operations. With his strong management background, Andrew Hu's appointment to the team will ensure Red Hat is well-placed to take advantage of the rapidly expanding market prospects that exist for open source.

It is a very exciting time for open source and I look forward to helping Red Hat realize its potential in the Greater China market, said Hu. With organizations under greater pressure to achieve more with less, there are now more reasons than ever for IT decision makers to consider open source for their mission-critical systems.

Hu holds a Master's degree in business from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic University. He will be based in Beijing.

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