Fri, 09/11/2009

2009 Press Releases

John Chapple Resigns from RealNetworks Board to Focus on Other Responsibilities

SEATTLE — September 11, 2009 — Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) announced today that John Chapple has resigned from its Board of Directors in order to focus on other responsibilities.

"Given my other obligations, particularly my position as chairman of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, I didn't think I could do justice to my role as a director for Real," said Mr. Chapple.

"I was sorry to learn from John that he will be unable to serve as originally planned, but I understand the need for him to fulfill his previous duties," said Rob Glaser, chairman & CEO of Real. "I am pleased that John will continue to be a friend to RealNetworks."

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