Novell Appoints Susan Heystee as President, Novell North America

Experienced Enterprise Software Leader Brings Customer Focus, Continuity to

Largest Novell Field Operation

Aug 05, 2005, 01:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell (Nasdaq:   NOVL)
 today announced the appointment of Susan Heystee as president, Novell North
 America. Heystee will lead Novell's North America operations, heading up field
 sales, consulting, channel business, and customer support. Heystee succeeds
 Ron Hovsepian, who was recently promoted to executive vice president, and
 president, worldwide field operations, for Novell. Heystee also joins the
 company's worldwide management committee.
     "Novell is well positioned in growth markets with our Linux* and identity
 management solutions," said Heystee. "We have a great opportunity to help
 customers leverage the power and value of open source. It's an exciting time
 to be chosen to lead the strong team we have in North America."
     Heystee joined Novell in March 2004, as vice president and area general
 manager for the Midwest. She is an accomplished leader in the enterprise
 software and services industry, having held senior positions with SSA Global
 and Baan, where she was executive vice president, worldwide sales and
 delivery, and also served as president, Baan Americas.
     "Susan has been an integral part of the team that drove productivity
 increases in North America over the last year," said Hovsepian. "Her focus on
 the customer is unparalleled. She will do a great job further driving
 performance in our critical North American market."
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. 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 .
     NOTE:  Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United
 States and other countries. SUSE is a trademark of SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, a
 Novell business. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All
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