NetApp Appoints Thomas Dooner as Distribution Manager A-NZ

AUSTRALIA, Sydney - 5 December 2007 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions, today announced the promotion of Thomas Dooner to the role of Distribution Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

In his new role, Dooner is responsible for managing the company's distribution relationship in Australia and New Zealand. This includes managing and driving the day-to-day business engagement with SAN Systems, the NetApp distribution partner in Australia, and Value Added Distributors, the NetApp New Zealand distribution partner. Dooner is also charged with increasing brand awareness and availability of NetApp products across a broad number of resellers.

Prior to this role, and since he joined the company in 2006, Dooner was IBM Alliance Manager for NetApp A/NZ.

Dooner brings to his new role more than 20 years of experience working with large corporates such as Ford, AT&T and Cisco, where he has held various positions supporting sales and channel teams with innovative financing solutions.

Scott Morris, Director of Partner and Public Sector Sales for Netapp A/NZ, said, &Thomas brings to this role many years of experience focused on providing innovative solutions to make customers' lives easier. This expertise will be important in allowing him to deliver true value-add to our distribution partners and in turn, to our customers, in his new role. I have confidence that this focus will allow Thomas to continue strengthening relationships with our key distribution partners in A/NZ, resulting in broader business opportunities for all parties."

Dooner's appointment is effective immediately.

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