Novell Announces Resignation of Alan Ashton from Board of Directors
Orem, UT -- December 4, 1996 -- Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today
announced the resignation of Alan C. Ashton from the company's Board of Directors. Ashton
joined the Novell Board of Directors following the 1994 acquisition of WordPerfect Corporation
by Novell. Ashton was a founder of WordPerfect.
Ashton, 54, is leaving the Novell Board of Directors to pursue community and other interests in
Utah. His resignation follows Novell's sale in March 1996 of several former WordPerfect
products to Corel Corporation. "We understand Alan's decision and wish him well in his future
ventures," said John A. Young, Novell chairman.
In commenting on his departure from the Novell board, Ashton said, "With the turnaround at
Novell and its prospects for strong growth, now is an appropriate time for me to turn more of my
time to community projects I have started in the State of Utah. I originally joined the Novell
board to look after the WordPerfect and GroupWise products, but following the successful
transfer of the WordPerfect product line to Corel, and the release of the outstanding new
GroupWise 5, this job is largely complete."
Novell, Inc., is the world's leading provider of network software. The company offers a wide
range of network solutions for distributed network, Internet, intranet and
small-business markets. Information about Novell's complete range of products and
services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.novell.com.
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