August 29, 2001

NetIQ Announces Promotion and Appointments

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced Glenn Winokur has been promoted to chief operating officer

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced Glenn Winokur has been promoted to chief operating officer, Mark Marron has joined the company as senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Will Smith has joined the company as vice president, Worldwide IT. Marron will report to Winokur, who will continue to report directly to the chief executive officer Ching-Fa Hwang. Smith will report to the senior vice president and chief financial officer Jim Barth. NetIQ also announced today the departure of Glen Boyd, co-founder of WebTrends Corporation and current CIO at NetIQ. Boyd is leaving NetIQ to pursue personal interests.

"We continue to build our management team with experienced professionals who will help us deliver on our mission to be the leading provider of infrastructure management and web analytics and take NetIQ to the next level," said Ching-Fa Hwang, president and chief executive officer at NetIQ Corp. "Glenn is stepping up to an even more crucial role in NetIQ's leadership team and I would like to congratulate him on his promotion and recognize his key contributions to NetIQ's growth over the last five years as the head of sales. I would also like to acknowledge and thank Glen Boyd for his eight years of service to both WebTrends and NetIQ. Glen has been a tremendous asset to both companies, and instrumental in establishing WebTrends as the market leader in web analytics and e-business intelligence. I wish him well in his new endeavors."

Winokur joined NetIQ in 1996. During his tenure, he has led the sales organization through a period of very rapid growth including the integration of the sales organizations of NetIQ, Mission Critical Software and Ganymede in 2000, and NetIQ and WebTrends this year. Prior to joining NetIQ, Winokur spent more than 15 years in sales management at other leading software vendors.

Marron joins NetIQ after 10 years at Computer Associates where he held positions as general manager of Worldwide Channel Sales and senior vice president of Channel Sales and Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Smith joins NetIQ from WRQ, Inc. where he was vice president and chief information officer. Smith has 25 years of experience in the information technology field.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence for all the components of an organization's e-business infrastructure—from back-end servers, networks and directories to front-end web servers and applications. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's web site or call (408) 856-3000.

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