Be Incorporated Announces Change in Board Composition and CFO Departure

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2001 — Be Incorporated today announced it has reduced the size of its board of directors from 7 to 3. Following the completion of the sale of Be’s intellectual property assets to Palm, Inc., the board of directors determined a smaller board is more appropriate for guiding the company through the dissolution process, approved by stockholders at the November 12, 2001 special meeting, and the possible pursuit of potential legal claims still owned by the company.

Effective December 10, 2001, the new board seats are now held by two prior directors: Andrei Manoliu and Barry Weinman; and a newly appointed director, P.C. Berndt. Also, as part of the dissolution process, the company today announces the departure of Mr. Berndt as Be’s chief financial officer.

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