Red Hat Appoints Former McAfee Executive to Lead Red Hat’s Canadian Operations

  Red Hat Appoints Former McAfee Executive to Lead Red Hat’s Canadian

        Luc Villenueve Joins Red Hat as Red Hat Canada Country Leader

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- December 2, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the appointment of Luc Villenueve as country leader
of Red Hat Canada. Based in Toronto, Villenueve will be responsible for sales,
client services, marketing, and the management of all aspects of Red Hat’s
Canadian operation.

Villenueve brings more than 25 years of information technology sales and
management experience to Red Hat, where he aims to capitalize on momentum for
open source and open hybrid cloud solutions among Canadian organizations.
According to a September 2013 report issued by Canada’s Information and
Communications Technology Council on the Canadian cloud computing market, “the
Canadian cloud economy contributes $4.6 billion annually to Canadian GDP, and
by 2018, this contribution will grow to become $8.2 billion.”1

Prior to Red Hat, Villenueve served as president of McAfee Canada, NCR Europe,
and NCR Canada. Additionally he spent five years as vice president of sales at
Sun Microsystems Canada. Earlier in his career, Villenueve held progressive
executive sales and marketing positions at Pharmatrust, BCE, GE Capital ITS,
and CNC Global Limited.

“We live in a world that is evolving faster than ever, driven by consumer
trends and behaviors, technology innovation and adoption, business
productivity, and channel reach,” said Rick Akie, vice president and general
manager, North America sales, Red Hat. “I expect Luc’s leadership will be a
significant asset to Red Hat as we continue our leadership in providing open
source software solutions and expand both our global presence and open hybrid
cloud vision.”

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^1 Information and Communications and Technology Council, “Canada’s Cloud
Imperative: Improving Business Opportunities Through Enabling Services,”
September 2013, available at


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