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Red Hat Names General Manager For ASEAN

Teong Eng Guan joins Red Hat to accelerate business opportunities and growth in the regionSingapore -- July 3rd, 2007

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Teong Eng Guan as General Manager for Red Hat's ASEAN Operations. Teong will be tasked with spearheading the overall sales strategies and management for Red Hat in the Southeast Asian region. Based in Singapore, Teong will report to the President of Red Hat Asia-Pacific, Gery Messer.

With more than a decade of sales management experience in the IT industry, Teong will focus on establishing both short and long-term objectives for the sales force and on driving policies and procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Teong will also plan and direct all sales activities for the region including forecasts, channel relations and staff training.

Teong most recently served as Country Manager for Avaya Singapore. Here, he successfully transformed the channel infrastructure and surpassed the revenue target by twofold. Within a short span of two years, Teong grew the business from US$14 million to US$25 million and effectively positioned Avaya as the market leader in IP telephony and contact centre solutions in Singapore.

Previously serving as Country Sales Director for Singapore at BEA Systems, Teong was instrumental in revamping the channel system through the recruitment of local resellers and distributors to the BEA Partner Program. He was also influential in increasing the sales revenue through partners from below 50 percent up to 75 percent.

Given the growing realization of the transformational power of open source solutions and the increasing adoption of our Enterprise Linux platform offering among businesses and in the public sector, ASEAN continues to be a strategic growth area and a significant market for Red Hat within Asia-Pacific”, said Gery Messer, President of Red Hat Asia-Pacific. “With his strong industry acumen and demonstrated capability in accelerating business growth, Teong will certainly add immense value to our partners and customers in the region.”

“Red Hat has led the Unix-to-Linux migration and is once again unveiling a new chapter on the next migration with its open source architecture strategy. I am thrilled to join Red Hat at such an exciting time. I look forward to creating more value for our customers and partners in this region”, said Teong.

Teong holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) and an MBA from the Imperial College School of Management (UK).

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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for three consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides high-quality, low-cost technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: www.apac.redhat.com.


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