Dan Warmenhoven and Tom Mendoza Receive Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce

Sunnyvale, Calif.-August 3, 2009 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) executives Dan Warmenhoven, chairman and CEO, and Tom Mendoza, vice chairman, received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce at IDG's Computerworld Honors Program's 21st Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening. For over two decades, the Computerworld Honors Program has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society.

"The Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce recognizes individuals whose personal leadership has made a critical contribution to the effective use of IT in the positive exchange of value for value throughout the world," said David Reilly, CIO of Enterprise Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley. "Both Dan and Tom exemplify the professional and technical leadership that our award stands for. Together they have built a great company with innovative products and along the way have assembled a really world-class team."

"It is a great honor to receive the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce," said Dan Warmenhoven. "This award is a testament to the remarkable achievements NetApp has attained in the marketplace. Our success is the result of our strong corporate culture, which values teamwork, productivity, leadership, and innovation."

"I am proud to receive the leadership award that recognizes the amazing results we have achieved as a team," said Tom Mendoza. "I have a simple leadership belief, which is that people don't care what you know unless they know that you care. You believe in me and I believe in you. Together we will sacrifice and succeed. NetApp's culture is the embodiment of this belief."

The Computerworld Honors Program unites chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. Members of the Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominate individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social and economic progress.

The nominations are evaluated by an independent board of C-level judges who select laureates, finalists, and award recipients. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives and in over 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world.

For more information on the Leadership Awards, visit http://www.cwhonors.org/leadership/tmendoza_dwarmenhoven.htm.

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