Wed, 07/30/2008

2008 Press Releases

RealNetworks Appoints Pradeep Jotwani to Board of Directors

SEATTLE — July 31, 2008  —  Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced that Pradeep Jotwani has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.  Mr. Jotwani brings to Real's Board 26 years of information technology experience.

"Pradeep is a great addition to our board," said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of RealNetworks.  "He brings a rare combination of breadth and depth that will serve RealNetworks well.  I'm looking forward to working closely with Pradeep as we continue in our mission to enable consumers to enjoy digital entertainment whenever and wherever they are."

Mr. Jotwani served as a senior executive at Hewlett-Packard for 17 years from 1990 to 2007. Most recently he was the SVP and GM responsible for the $16 billion Printing Supplies business.  Prior to that, he founded and served as President for HP's $15 billion Consumer Business.

"RealNetworks' position at the intersection of technology and entertainment gives it a great opportunity to serve consumers in new and innovative ways," said Mr. Jotwani.  "I'm looking forward to working with Rob and the rest of the Board to advance Real's business."

Mr. Jotwani also serves on the Board of Directors for Presto, a Silicon Valley start up, the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center of Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and the Board of Trustees of Crystal Springs Upland School in Hillsborough, California.  He is also a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley and a teaching Guest Fellow at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

For More Information:
Bill Hankes
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Marj Charlier
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RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at

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