Seattle – RealNetworks (NASD: RNWK) announced on Friday that it has named
Bob Kimball, who had been leading the company on an interim basis since
founding CEO Rob Glaser announced his resignation in January, as the company’s
new chief executive.

"The Board conducted a thorough search for the best
CEO candidate and interviewed a number of highly qualified people," said
Eric Benhamou, the company’s lead independent director.

"Mr. Kimball’s
thorough knowledge of RealNetworks, his extensive experience in our industry
and strong support of the management team made him the clear choice."

Prior to joining RealNetworks in 1999, Kimball was a senior attorney and
manager of business relations at IBM Global Services.


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