RealNetworks Names Joanna Shields Vice President, Europe

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from RealNetworks, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK),
 the global leader in Internet media delivery, today announced that
 Joanna Shields has joined the company as Vice President, Europe.  Shields will
 lead operations for the European division of RealNetworks.
     "With more than 15 years of experience in both start-up and established
 technology companies, Joanna brings a breadth of understanding of the unique
 opportunities that exist in the European market for Internet media delivery,"
 said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO, RealNetworks, Inc.  "I am delighted to have
 her join our executive team."
     Most recently, Shields served as CEO of Veon, which was recently acquired
 by Philips Electronics N.V.  Since 1998, she guided the company's ascent from
 technology developer to leader in end-to-end broadband programming solutions
 for commercial and entertainment applications.  Prior to her tenure at Veon,
 Shields was with Electronics for Imaging (EFI) where she worked for
 seven years in key management positions, including Vice President of
 Production Systems and Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
     "I am thrilled to be leading RealNetworks' European team," said Shields.
 "Just last month, RealNetworks helped broadcast exclusive footage of Endemol's
 'Big Brother' productions to a worldwide, Internet audience and enabled the
 inaugural demonstration of the Mobile RealPlayer on the Nokia 9210
 Communicator phone at CeBIT.  I look forward to pursuing the tremendous
 opportunities that exist in the European market with RealNetworks' partners
 and customers."
 
     About RealNetworks
     RealNetworks, Inc., is the global leader in Internet media delivery, with
 European offices in London, Paris and Hamburg.  It develops and markets
 software products and services designed to enable users of personal computers
 and other consumer electronic devices to send and receive audio, video and
 other multimedia services using the Web.  Consumers can access and experience
 audio/video programming and download RealNetworks consumer software on the
 Internet at http://www.real.com .  RealNetworks' systems and corporate
 information is located on the Internet at http://www.realnetworks.com .
 
     NOTE:  RealNetworks is a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.  All
 other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:   RNWK),
 the global leader in Internet media delivery, today announced that
 Joanna Shields has joined the company as Vice President, Europe.  Shields will
 lead operations for the European division of RealNetworks.
     "With more than 15 years of experience in both start-up and established
 technology companies, Joanna brings a breadth of understanding of the unique
 opportunities that exist in the European market for Internet media delivery,"
 said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO, RealNetworks, Inc.  "I am delighted to have
 her join our executive team."
     Most recently, Shields served as CEO of Veon, which was recently acquired
 by Philips Electronics N.V.  Since 1998, she guided the company's ascent from
 technology developer to leader in end-to-end broadband programming solutions
 for commercial and entertainment applications.  Prior to her tenure at Veon,
 Shields was with Electronics for Imaging (EFI) where she worked for
 seven years in key management positions, including Vice President of
 Production Systems and Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
     "I am thrilled to be leading RealNetworks' European team," said Shields.
 "Just last month, RealNetworks helped broadcast exclusive footage of Endemol's
 'Big Brother' productions to a worldwide, Internet audience and enabled the
 inaugural demonstration of the Mobile RealPlayer on the Nokia 9210
 Communicator phone at CeBIT.  I look forward to pursuing the tremendous
 opportunities that exist in the European market with RealNetworks' partners
 and customers."
 
     About RealNetworks
     RealNetworks, Inc., is the global leader in Internet media delivery, with
 European offices in London, Paris and Hamburg.  It develops and markets
 software products and services designed to enable users of personal computers
 and other consumer electronic devices to send and receive audio, video and
 other multimedia services using the Web.  Consumers can access and experience
 audio/video programming and download RealNetworks consumer software on the
 Internet at http://www.real.com .  RealNetworks' systems and corporate
 information is located on the Internet at http://www.realnetworks.com .
 
     NOTE:  RealNetworks is a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.  All
 other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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