Red Hat Adds Marketing Leadership to Executive Team

Raleigh

United States, August 25, 2003

John Young named Vice President of Marketing

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced the appointment of John Young to their executive team as Vice President, Marketing. Young will lead global marketing which includes strategic marketing, brand management, marketing programs and corporate communications.

Prior to joining Red Hat, Young served as Vice President at Hewlett Packard. His positions included general management of the Network-Attached Storage Division as well as product marketing leadership for the ProLiant industry standard server family. Preceding his time at HP, Young led strategic consulting projects as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company.

"John is uniquely qualified to lead Red Hat's global marketing activities at a time when interest and demand for Linux and open source solutions for the enterprise and government are accelerating." said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat.

"Red Hat has established a leading technology brand and open source solutions that have become a standard in the enterprise." said John Young. "I look forward to the challenge of cultivating and delivering new open source solutions and building the outstanding value of the Red Hat Enterprise architecture."

Young received a bachelor of science degree in electronics engineering from Yale University and a master of business administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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