Novell Appoints Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe as Executive Vice President and Chief


- Leading technologist to be responsible for technology vision and
product development -

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Nov. 22, 2005 -- Novell, Inc. today announced that
Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe has been appointed executive vice president and chief
technology officer for Novell. Dr. Jaffe, 51, brings unparalleled
technology and business experience from over 25 years at IBM and Lucent
Technologies. He will be responsible for Novell's technology direction,
as well as leading Novell's product business units. He will report to
Ron Hovsepian, president and chief operating officer, Novell.

After receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Dr. Jaffe
joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. During his tenure at IBM,
he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, including
vice president, Systems and Software Research, corporate vice president
of technology, and general manager of IBM's SecureWay business unit,
where he was responsible for IBM's security, directory, and networking
software business.

In the past five years, Dr. Jaffe broadened his technology leadership
at Lucent Technologies. As president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced
Technologies, he established new facilities in Ireland and India, and
served as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology
Consortium. Dr. Jaffe has lectured on the importance of open source for
the telecommunications industry at the MIT LIDS Symposium, the Rutgers
CAIP conference, and Bangalore's Indian Institute of Science.

Dr. Jaffe has advised the United States government on multiple policy
imperatives related to technology. In 1997 he was appointed by President
Bill Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Presidential
Commission for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has also chaired
the Chief Technology Officer group of the Computer Systems Policy
Project, and has served on the National Research Council's Computer
Science and Telecommunications Board. He is a fellow of ACM and the
IEEE.

"Novell is well positioned to be the leader in open source and open
standards-based technologies," said Jaffe. "With Novell's considerable
technical assets, people, and relationships in the industry, we will
work to make the Open Enterprise a reality for organizations around the
globe, delivering higher productivity, lower costs and a new way of
serving the needs of business."

"Dr. Jaffe is an accomplished technologist, business leader, and a
strong voice for the value of open source," said Ron Hovsepian,
president and chief operating officer for Novell. "His superior
intellect and business acumen will increase the strength of our
management team and serve our customers and shareholders well. I am very
pleased to welcome him to Novell."

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise*.
With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers
manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by
leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20
years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and
support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control
over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More
information about Novell can be found at www.novell.com.

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Press Contact:
Bruce Lowry
Novell, Inc.
415-383-8408
blowry@novell.com

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