Novell Home

Novell Names Carl Yankowski to Novell Board of Directors

Novell, Inc. today named Carl Yankowski, chief executive officer, Palm, Inc., as its ninth board member.

PROVO, Utah | June 26, 2001

Novell, Inc. today named Carl Yankowski, chief executive officer, Palm, Inc., as its ninth board member.

The Novell® board of directors also amended the company's bylaws to allow for eleven directors, in anticipation of adding two additional directors upon completion of the Novell acquisition of Cambridge Technology Partners. As a condition of its merger agreement with Cambridge, Novell agreed to expand its board to allow Cambridge to designate two of its board members to fill the newly created Novell seats.

"Carl brings a combination of business acumen and a deep understanding of networking architecture," said Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Novell. "His breadth and depth of experience will add great perspective to the expanded Novell board."

Yankowski joined Palm, Inc. as CEO in December 1999. Immediately prior to joining Palm, he was CEO of The Reebok Brand, where he led the worldwide Reebok-brand business. Previously, Yankowski was president and COO of Sony Electronics, Inc.

In addition to Schmidt and Yankowski, the board includes: John Young as vice chairman, the former president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company; Elaine R. Bond, formerly senior vice president with chief technology officer responsibilities at Chase Manhattan Bank; Reed E. Hundt, a senior advisor to McKinsey& Co., and a principal at Charles Ross Partners, LLC; William N. Joy, a cofounder of Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Jack L. Messman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc.; Richard L. Nolan, professor of management of technology, Harvard Business School; and Larry W. Sonsini, member of the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati.

A special meeting of stockholders of Cambridge Technology Partners to vote on the proposed merger with Novell will be held at the headquarters of Cambridge on Tuesday, July 10, 2001. Cambridge Technology Partners has provided its stockholders with a definitive proxy statement-prospectus pertaining to its merger with Novell. The definitive proxy statement-prospectus is available at no expense to all stockholders of Cambridge and Novell. The joint proxy statement/prospectus can be accessed online at the Security and Exchange Commission's Web site at: http://www.secinfo.com/$/SEC/Filing.asp?D=sVQy.4F9Nm&CIK=758004.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks-the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public-across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net-a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education, developer and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com. Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at http://www.novell.com/pressroom. In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at http://www.novell.com/competitive.

Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third party trademarks are the property of their respective owner.


Press Contacts

Shannon Shupe
Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 801-861-2938
Email: sshupe@novell.com



Chat Now

Ready to talk? Fill out the form below, or call .

* Required Fields

Read our Privacy Policy.

© 2014 Novell