December 1, 2003

Red Hat Executive to Lead Domestic and International Sales in Newly-Expanded Role

RALEIGH, NC--December 1, 2003--Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced that Alex Pinchev, who
was appointed President of International Operations in April, 2003, will assume executive leadership of worldwide sales in addition to leading Red
Hat's international operations. Red Hat also announced that Tim Buckley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for
North American sales and global channel sales, will retire after five years with Red Hat.

Pinchev has outstanding knowledge and understanding of the U.S., European, Middle East, and Pacific Rim markets developed during 20 years of managing
and growing internationally-based technology businesses. Prior to joining Red Hat, he served seven years as Chairman, President, CEO and Founder of
MainControl Inc., where he experienced great success in developing relationships with Global 2000 customers, major consulting and software firms,
integrators and OEM partners.


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