Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 22, 2011



Red Hat, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


001-33162   06-1364380


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1801 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina   27606
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(919) 754-3700

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

As previously reported in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 28, 2011, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Red Hat, Inc. (the “Company”) has elected Sohaib Abbasi and W. Steve Albrecht to serve on the Board, effective March 22, 2011. At that time, the Company announced that neither Mr. Abbasi nor Mr. Albrecht had been appointed to any Board committees. This Amendment No. 1 to Form 8-K is being filed to announce that on May 25, 2011, the Board appointed both Mr. Abbasi and Mr. Albrecht to the Board’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. The Board has determined that neither Mr. Abbasi nor Mr. Albrecht has any material relationship which would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director and that each of them is an independent director under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 31, 2011     RED HAT, INC.

/s/ Charles E. Peters, Jr.


Name: Charles E. Peters, Jr.

Title: Chief Financial Officer