Network Appliance to Present at the Smith Barney Citigroup 2004 Technology Conference on September 8, 2004

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 1, 2004 -- Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, today announced that Jerry Lopatin, vice president of storage systems engineering, will present at the Smith Barney Citigroup 2004 Technology Conference in New York, NY, on Thursday, September 8, at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Time.

A live audio Web cast of the presentation will be available at http://investors.netapp.com/. The audio Web cast archive of the event will be available until 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on September 15, 2004.

About Network Appliance

Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™" Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

Contacts:

Katryn McGaughey
Press Contact
Network Appliance, Inc.
408-822-3856
katryn@netapp.com


Billie Fagenstrom
Investor Contact
Network Appliance, Inc.
408-822-6428
billief@netapp.com