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Novell Announces Executive Departure

Novell Announces Executive Departure

May 9, 2005

Novell today announced that Richard Seibt has resigned his position as president of Novell® EMEA. Mr. Seibt was formerly president of SUSE Linux, Inc., acquired by Novell in January, 2004.

Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell, said, "I would like to thank Richard for his contributions to Novell, especially in the transition and integration of the SUSE® LINUX business. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

Mr. Seibt's duties will be assumed by Ron Hovsepian, president, Worldwide Field Operations.

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Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) is a leading provider of infrastructure software and services to over 50,000 customers in 43 countries. With more than 20 years of experience in data center, workgroup and desktop solutions, Novell's 6,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world are meeting customer requirements for identity-driven computing and Linux solutions. By providing enterprise-class software and support for commercial and open source software, Novell delivers increased operating flexibility and choice at a lower total cost of ownership. More information about Novell can be found at

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