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Novell Names Claudine B. Malone and Kathy Brittain White to Board of Directors

Malone brings proven expertise in business and marketing to the board White's senior IT management career provides strong business technology perspective

PROVO, Utah | December 1, 2003

Claudine B. Malone, president and CEO of Financial Management and Consulting, Inc., and a former professor of business administration at Harvard, Georgetown, and the University of Virginia, and Kathy Brittain White, the founder and president of the Horizon Institute and a former senior executive and chief information officer at Cardinal Health, Inc., Allegiance, Baxter International, and AlliedSignal Corporation, are joining Novell's board of directors, effective December 1, 2003. Malone and White bring both business and technical expertise to the board, and will help shape Novell's direction as it continues its ambitious transition to become a leader in open, standards-based computing.

"Kathy White and Claudine Malone are two individuals who really understand what makes a business successful. Their input will be important in helping Novell move forward to stake a leadership claim in the next wave of computing," said Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell. "Kathy has held senior IT leadership positions in health and technology companies, and so has the end-user perspective of the audience Novell is working to serve. With her vast experience as a director of many leading companies, running her own business, and in academia, Claudine will be a great strategist for Novell as we move into new areas, with a new model leveraging open source technologies. Adding two such strong members to the board will help Novell significantly."

Malone, 67, has been the president and CEO of Financial and Management Consulting, Inc, in McLean, VA, since 1982. She was a visiting professor at the Colgate-Darden Business School of the University of Virginia in 1984-87, an adjunct professor of the School of Business Administration at Georgetown University from 1982-84, and an assistant/associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration from 1972-81. Malone's academic focus was accounting, marketing, advertising and promotion management. Earlier in her career, Malone spent time at Raleigh Stores and the Crane Company. She began her career at IBM Corporation as a systems engineer. She has consulted extensively and taught management classes for leading multinational firms. She also serves on the boards of Hasbro, Inc., Aviva Life Insurance Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Science Applications International Corp., and LaFarge North America. Previously she served on the boards of The Limited, Inc., Union Pacific Corp., Dell, Union Pacific Resources and MTV, among others. Malone has an A.B degree in Philosophy from Wellesley and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School.

White, 54, founder and president of the Horizon Institute of Technology, served as a senior executive and chief information officer for Allegiance Healthcare from 1996-1999 and was promoted to executive vice president, e-business, and CIO when Allegiance was acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc. in 1999. She was corporate vice president and CIO of Baxter International from 1995-1996, vice president for information systems at AlliedSignal Corporation from 1993-1995 and vice president of corporate services for Guilford Mills, Inc. from 1991-1993. Prior to moving into the business world, White was an associate professor at the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. White has been regularly identified as one of the top CIOs in the industry and was one of Forbes magazine's top American Businesswomen in 2001. White serves on the board of directors of Mattel, Inc. and Certegy, Inc. White holds B.S.E. and MBA degrees from Arkansas State University and an Ed.D. in Business Education from the University of Memphis.

Malone and White become the tenth and eleventh members of Novell's board, joining board chairman Messman and Alberto Aiello, Jr., Fred Corrado, Richard Crandall, Wayne Mackie, Richard Nolan, Thomas Plaskett, J. William Poduska, Sr., and James Robinson III.

About Novell

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