"RALEIGH, NC - August 30, 2010 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the
world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced
General H. Hugh Shelton (U.S. Army Retired) has been elected to
serve as chairman of Red Hat's board of directors. A member of Red
Hat's board of directors since April 2003, General Shelton
previously held the position of Lead Director and currently serves
on the Audit and Compensation Committees. He succeeds Matthew
Szulik, former Red Hat CEO.
""General Shelton is an individual of the utmost integrity. He
has excelled in the numerous roles and positions held throughout
his career and as a dedicated member of Red Hat's board of
directors for more than seven years," said Jim Whitehurst,
president and CEO, Red Hat. "General Shelton possesses the right
combination of leadership, experience and industry knowledge to
help guide Red Hat toward achieving its future goals."