Network Appliance CIO, Scot Klimke, Receives 2004 CIO Roundtable Award from UBS

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 3, 2004 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in advanced networked storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, announced today that CIO Scot Klimke was named the winner of the 2004 UBS CIO Roundtable Award by UBS during its event in New York City on Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

Klimke received the award based on his insightful vision of information technology (IT) trends on the horizon, his ability to establish innovative and efficiency-maximizing IT initiatives for 2005, and his efforts to reduce costs and generate revenue at NetApp. For example, judges appreciated the streamlined IT infrastructure that Klimke helped implement at NetApp, based upon out-of-the-box application solutions and a custom-developed extensive portal application. To further streamline and secure its infrastructure, NetApp has also deployed a complete Oracle® Database environment.

The UBS CIO Roundtable Award Series is designed to highlight the achievements of CIOs within a variety of industries based upon operational excellence. To identify these CIOs, UBS selected 10 to 15 CIOs to participate and asked each of them questions relating to their current IT initiatives and the impact that these initiatives have had, or will likely have, on the operational efficiency and fundamentals of their company. Participating CIOs were then asked to share their views of future trends in IT, including Linux®, offshoring, IT governance, and security. A panel consisting of UBS technology analysts and key global institutional clients then selected an overall winner.

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