– USA, NC – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Charlene Begley, a former executive at General Electric Company, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Charlene Begley to our board. With her extensive business and leadership experience, she will add a valuable perspective as Red Hat continues its focus on developing innovative technologies to help enterprises leverage the power of open source to meet their IT and business needs,” said General H. Hugh Shelton (U.S. Army Retired), Chairman of Red Hat’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Begley served in various capacities at General Electric from 1988 through December 2013. Most recently, she served in a dual role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s Home and Business Solutions business from January 2010 through December 2013. Ms. Begley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Enterprise Solutions from August 2007 through December 2009. During her career at GE, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, led GE’s Corporate Audit staff and served as the Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India. Ms. Begley is currently a director and member of the audit committee of The NASDAQ OMX Group. Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), a global exchange group that delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, and public company services, and is a director and member of the audit and nomination and governance committees of WPP plc (NASDAQ: WPPGY), a provider of marketing communications services globally.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

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