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LinuxPR: Reinforcement of the SuSE Linux Supervisory Board

Mar 13, 2001, 22:56 (4 Talkback[s])

"Today, SuSE Linux AG announced the appointment of three new members to the Supervisory Board. The three appointees are experts in the industry and are recognized for their unique know-how: Heinrich Rodewig, JD, partner of the internationally renowned law firm Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, as new Chairman of the Supervisory Board; Michael Laurim, Managing Director of Silicon Graphics GmbH (SGI) in Grasbrunn/Munich, Germany; and Peter Mark Droste, Managing Director of Compaq Computer GmbH in Dornach, Germany. These appointments are subject to final approval by the annual shareholders' meeting of SuSE Linux AG."

"Heinrich Rodewig, JD, is an experienced international legal expert and the perfect fit as Chairman of the Supervisory Board," said Roland Dyroff, Chief Executive Officer of SuSE Linux AG. "With company executives Michael Laurim and Peter Mark Droste, we succeeded in gaining two leaders of the German IT sector, further emphasizing the growing importance of Linux and our business model based on the Open Source philosophy. The appointment of Laurim and Droste is the result of our mutually beneficial partnerships with SGI and Compaq."

"Silicon Graphics Inc., the world's leading supplier for technical and visual computing, and Compaq, one of the world's largest IT companies, recently joined the ranks of SuSE's strategic investors. "The clear commitment of Compaq and SGI in Linux has lead to a know-how transfer from which all involved parties benefited," continued Roland Dyroff."

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