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This excerpt taken from the NOVL DEF 14A filed Feb 25, 2009.

Board Committees

The following provides an overview of the membership and responsibilities of all of the committees of the Board of Directors. A current copy of the charter for each committee is available through the Corporate Governance page of our website at http://www.novell.com/company/ir/cg/.

This excerpt taken from the NOVL 10-K filed May 25, 2007.
Board Committees
 
The following provides an overview of the membership and responsibilities of all of the committees of the Board of Directors.
 
Audit Committee
 
     
Fred Corrado, Chairperson
 
• Oversee accounting and financial reporting processes and audits of the financial statements
Albert Aiello
 
  — review judgments and decisions affecting financial statements
Richard L. Crandall
 
  — review all financial data to be released
Patrick S. Jones
 
• Monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations and review significant cases of misconduct
Claudine B. Malone
 
• Oversee internal control over financial reporting
   
• Oversee disclosure controls and procedures
   
• Oversee implementation of the Code of Business Ethics
   
• Oversee our initiatives in connection with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to (i) establish and maintain an adequate internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting and (ii) assess the effectiveness of such internal control structure and procedures.
   
• Oversee our investment policies, controls, and procedures, and portfolio performance
   
• Oversee internal audit function
   
• Oversee independent auditors
   
  — appoint and approve compensation
   
  — pre-approve permitted services
   
  — evaluate performance
   
  — monitor independence
 
In addition to the above functions, the Audit Committee has adopted procedures for its receipt, retention, and treatment of concerns and complaints regarding accounting, internal controls, or auditing matters. The Audit Committee has established an online reporting tool located at www.novell.com/ethics/index.jsp, accessible through the Corporate Governance page, for the submission of such concerns by stockholders, employees and members of the public. All submissions may be made completely anonymously. The Audit Committee encourages, but does not require, that anyone making a submission supply his or her contact information to facilitate follow-up, clarification and assistance with investigation of the concern or complaint. We do not permit retaliation or discrimination of any kind against employees for any complaints submitted in good faith.
 
The Board of Directors has adopted a written charter for the Audit Committee. A current copy of the Audit Committee Charter is available on our website at http://www.novell.com/company/ir/cg/ through the Corporate Governance page.
 
This excerpt taken from the NOVL DEF 14A filed Feb 24, 2005.

Board Committees

 

The following provides an overview of the membership and responsibilities of all of the committees of the Board of Directors.

 

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