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Red Hat CEO Joins World Tour in Boston; Matthew Szulik Will Discuss Value of Choice and the Critical Relationship of Government, Education and Private Sector

Job Fair Follows Event: Red Hat to Expand Boston Development Base

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts
Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced that CEO, Matthew Szulik, will join other Red Hat executives in Massachusetts on March 29 to discuss the importance of bringing consumer choice to the software industry. Mr. Szulik will also discuss the relationship joining Government, Education and the private sector and its relevance in technology innovation. The visit is part of Red Hat's World Tour, promoting Linux to its global customers and community members in Tokyo, Brisbane, Munich, London, Boston and Toronto.
Red Hat to Expand Massachusetts Headquarters
Mr. Szulik's presence is testament to the importance Red Hat has placed on Massachusetts as a technology hub. A job fair, which follows Mr. Szulik's address, expects to attract hundreds of software programmers from around the state and is instrumental in the company's plans to increase its staff in Massachusetts. While Massachusetts led the nation with a 6.2% decline in jobs over the past three years, Red Hat has continued to hire programmers in the state, doubling the size of its Westford office in the past 18 months.
WHO: Matthew Szulik, Chairman, CEO and President, Red Hat
WHEN: Monday, March 29, 2004 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hotel @ MIT, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA
WHAT: World Tour talk on the Linux revolution and Red Hat Job Fair

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