Dan Warmenhoven, NetApp Executive Chairman, Receives Leader's Legacy Award from Santa Clara University Business School

Sunnyvale, Calif.-May 3, 2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that NetApp Executive Chairman Dan Warmenhoven was honored with the prestigious Leader's Legacy award by the Santa Clara University Business School at an awards ceremony held on May 1, 2010, at the school's campus.

Created three years ago, the Leader's Legacy award honors business leaders, government officials, and nonprofit leaders who create a legacy that has a positive effect on all members of their organization. The recipients' work exemplifies the concept of "legacy" as outlined by the book "A Leader's Legacy," written by the school's former dean, Barry Posner, and Jim Kouzes. A nominating committee considers how leaders inspire a shared vision, lead the way, overcome challenges, enable others to act, and create a culture of celebrating values and victories.

"My aspiration when I joined NetApp 15 years ago was to help it become a 'model company,' one that produced innovative products that customers love, outstanding financial return to shareholders, and a great place to work for our employees," said Warmenhoven. "At NetApp, these are well established, and I'm honored to be recognized for the hard work all our employees have put into what continues to be the model of a collaborative and productive workplace."

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For more information about the Leader's Legacy award, visit www.scu.edu/business/about/leaders-legacy.

About the Leavey School of Business
The Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University began in 1923, and was one of the first business schools in the country to receive national accreditation. Its undergraduate business, MBA, and Executive MBA programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation. The curriculum at all levels emphasizes the leadership role of business in creating an ethical society as well as business responsibilities for social justice and sustainability in the global marketplace. The School opened its new $49 million building for undergraduate, graduate, and professional business education in Fall 2008. For more information, see www.scu.edu/business.

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