Red Hat, Inc.
Feb 13, 2009

Steve Albrecht Leaving Red Hat Board After Six Years of Service to Focus on Charitable Role

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that W. Steve Albrecht will resign from Red Hat's Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2009.

Dr. Albrecht and his wife have accepted an invitation to serve on a three-year voluntary mission in Japan for the Mormon Church, of which Dr. Albrecht has been a long-standing member.

"I have been proud to serve on Red Hat's Board for six years and to work with Red Hat's associates and management," Dr. Albrecht said. "It has been an inspiration to be a part of the innovation of open source, and I wish the Red Hat team much continued success."

"I understand and respect Steve's decision and am happy that he has this opportunity to support his church," said Matthew Szulik, Chairman of Red Hat's Board of Directors. "We have enjoyed the privilege of working with Steve. His contributions to Red Hat's success cannot be measured, and we wish him well on his mission."

Dr. Albrecht chairs the Board's Audit Committee and is a member of the Board's Compensation Committee. He will continue to serve in these roles until the time that his resignation is effective.

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