Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote at CED Venture 2010

Pinehurst

United States, April 20, 2010

Will Address Attendees on Red Hat's Rise to the Position of Trusted Open Source Leader and Keys to Success in Managing a Growing Global Company

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will deliver the keynote address at the CED Venture 2010 conference. Hosted by CED, formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Venture conference has created business opportunities for hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors across North Carolina and the Southeast.

CED promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina and Red Hat is one of the area's leading technology companies. Over the past 17 years, Red Hat has grown from a small start-up to a component of the S&P 500 and a global leader in open source technologies.

Whitehurst will discuss Red Hat's unique business model and its success as a 21st century technology company. He will address how Red Hat has utilized the power of open source as not just a software development model, but as a business and organizational model. Whitehurst will also discuss keys to his success as a business leader. Joining Red Hat in January 2008, Whitehurst has led the company during what some have called the worst recession in modern history. Whitehurst will draw on his leadership experience in managing Red Hat's growth and approaches he has taken to help scale the company's people and processes in line with its expanding global footprint.

WHERE: CED Venture 2010
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 2:45-3:30 p.m. ET

For more information on CED Venture 2010, please visit http://www.cednc.org/.

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

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