Red Hat Wins Gold at Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

  Red Hat Wins Gold at Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

Recognition highlights commitment to its R&D headquarters in the Commonwealth

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- December 3, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that it has been named the gold winner for the
Northeast region in the 10^th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact
Awards. The awards were given by MassEcon, a non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the premier choice for
business growth, and honors businesses throughout the Commonwealth for their
impact and contributions in the areas of job growth, facility expansion,
investment and community involvement.

Paul Cormier (far right), president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat,
accepts the Northeast Gold ...

Paul Cormier (far right), president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat,
accepts the Northeast Gold award from MassEcon Executive Director, Susan
Houston, and Chairman, Fred Mulligan, during the 10th annual Team
Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of Janet
Stearns.

Red Hat was nominated for the award by members of the 495/MetroWest
Partnership in recognition of a recent expansion project that added 100,000
square feet to its existing 75,000-square-foot engineering facility in
Westford, Mass., and capacity for an additional 300 employees. Construction of
the additional space was completed in 2013.

Winners were recognized across five geographic regions in the Commonwealth by
MassEcon during a ceremony on November 26. Addressing attendees at the event,
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki,
encouraged listeners to recognize and celebrate success and innovation, and
continue working together to establish Massachusetts as a global brand.

“MassEcon is proud to honor Red Hat for staying and growing here. This award
demonstrates our appreciation for the significant commitment these companies
have made throughout the Commonwealth, and this year, in particular, we have
seen a resurgence in job growth and investment that deserves recognition,”
stated Susan Houston, executive director, MassEcon.

“Red Hat has long had a significant presence in Massachusetts as it has been a
strategic and valuable home for our research and development headquarters,”
said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat. “Red Hat’s
customers include many of the world’s largest enterprises and we rely on our
talented associates to keep us at the forefront of technology innovation.
Massachusetts has consistently shown us that it has a strong talent pool and
deep commitment as a leader in the technology sector, which was a large part
of our decision to not only put roots down here, but to grow our product
engineering here.”

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