December 4, 1996 5:25 PM ET

Alan Ashton steps down from Novell board of directors
By PC Week Staff

  Novell Inc. this afternoon announced that Alan Ashton has resigned from its board of directors. Ashton, a founder of WordPerfect Corp., joined the board when WordPerfect was acquired by Novell in 1994.

In a release, Novell stated that Ashton was leaving to pursue community and other interests in Utah.

"We understand Alan's decision and wish him well in his future ventures," said Novell Chairman John Young.

"I originally joined the Novell board to look after the WordPerfect and GroupWise products, but following the successful transfer of the WordPerfect product line to Corel [Corp.] and the release of the outstanding new GroupWise 5, this job is largely complete," said Ashton.

Novell, of Orem, Utah, can be reached at

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