Lineo Appoints Ryan Tibbitts As General Counsel; Practiced Legal Professional Joins Lineo Executive Team

Jan 23, 2001, 00:00 ET from Lineo, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineo(TM), Inc., a leading innovator
 in embedded Linux tools, real-time and high availability solutions, today
 announced the appointment of Ryan Tibbitts as General Counsel for Lineo.
 Effective immediately, Tibbitts assumes responsibility for Lineo's legal
 department.  Tibbitts will be part of the company's executive staff and will
 report directly to company COO Matt Harris.
     "Ryan is an excellent addition to Lineo's executive staff and will be
 influential in aligning the company's legal direction with Lineo's strategic
 plan to continue as a leader in the embedded market," said Matt Harris, COO of
 Lineo, Inc.  "We are fortunate to have Ryan on board."
     Tibbitts brings to Lineo more than 15 years of legal experience, most
 recently spending six years as president of Snow, Christensen & Martineau.
 During his time at Snow, Christensen & Martineau, Tibbitts served on the
 firm's board of directors.
     Tibbitts holds a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in
 finance and a juris doctorate from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he
 was a member of American Inn of Court I and the Natural Resources Law Forum.
 He is a member of the American Bar Association and has served as treasurer of
 the Utah State Bar's Young Lawyers Division.
     About Lineo, Inc.
     Lineo, Inc. provides Linux-based embedded systems, real-time and high
 availability solutions that include software, hardware reference designs and
 professional services.  Lineo's solutions allow OEMs to create devices and
 systems that interact with the Internet while helping OEMs to reduce system
 requirements, per-unit costs and time-to-market.  The company's key product
 lines include: Embedix(TM) (embedded Linux system software), uClinux(TM)
 (embedded Linux for MMU-less processors), NETtel (Linux-based Internet
 appliances for secure networking) and Availix(TM) (mission-critical high
 availability Linux cluster solutions).  Contact Lineo at, via
 e-mail to or by calling (801) 426-5001.
     Lineo is a trademark of Lineo, Inc.  Linux is a registered trademark owned
 by Linus Torvalds.  All other products, services, companies and publications
 are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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