Jim Henson's Creature Shop Selects Red Hat for Groundbreaking Digital Production Coutesy of Yahoo News Red Hat, Inc., the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced that Jim Henson's Creature Shop(TM) is using the Red Hat Linux operating system to power its award-winning Henson Digital Performance Studio (HDPS) and other digital design projects. "Red Hat has provided the Creature Shop with a highly functional, easy-to-use operating system that also happens to be the production industry's de facto standard," said Steve Rosenbluth, control systems designer at Jim Henson's Creature Shop. "In addition, we had no idea how much time we could save on management until we began using Red Hat Network. Now we spend our time getting work done rather than trying to get our systems and applications to work." With HDPS, the Academy Award-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop has created the next generation of puppetry and computer graphics -- a system that makes a digital character as instantly performable as a puppet. The Company uses Red Hat Linux as the operating system on both the HDPS and the animatronic Henson Performance Control System (HPCS). In addition, Red Hat Network is utilized for crucial updates and management, and commercial applications certified on Red Hat Linux for its design needs. With Red Hat Linux powering its systems, Jim Henson's Creature Shop has completed successful design and performance work for major motion pictures, video games, Web events and other projects. "Jim Henson's Creature Shop is changing the way digital production works, so it makes perfect sense that Red Hat Linux would be at the base of their innovative systems," said Mark de Visser, vice president of marketing at Red Hat. "We're thrilled that the company which brought us Kermit and Miss Piggy is using Red Hat technology, and we're glad to be part of this growing trend within the digital production industry." The HDPS was awarded the 2001 Computerworld Honors 21st Century Achievement Award for Media, Arts and Entertainment. For more information about Jim Henson's Creature Shop and the HDPS, please visit www.henson.com. About Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide. Please visit Red Hat on the Web at www.redhat.com. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, (919) 754-3700. About Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Inc. Academy Award-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop(TM) is one of the pre-eminent character-building visual effects facilities serving the international film, television and advertising industries, with a reputation for creating memorable and moving film stars in such films as Cats and Dogs, Babe, Lost in Space, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dr. Dolittle, among others. Located in London, Los Angeles and New York, with a subsidiary workshop in Australia, The Shop has worldwide capabilities. A leader in digital as well as physical visual effects, The Creature Shop is unique in its ability to provide a total service from concept design through film production to post production. Jim Henson's Creature Shop is a subsidiary of The Jim Henson Company. LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release that are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future operations, and management's assessment of market factors, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, reliance upon strategic relationships, management of growth, the possibility of undetected software errors, the risks of economic downturns generally, and in Red Hat's industry specifically, the risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures, the viability of the Internet, and other risks detailed in Red Hat's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov.