NetApp Appoints Vic Mahadevan as Chief Strategy Officer

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 22, 2010 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment of Vic Mahadevan to the role of chief strategy officer. Mahadevan will be responsible for leading NetApp's business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth.

Effective immediately, Mahadevan will lead the company's strategic planning and business development activities worldwide and report to Tom Georgens, president and CEO of NetApp. In his role, Mahadevan will be responsible for driving strategic planning processes, managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp's strategic alliances and partnership teams.

"As NetApp continues to focus on helping our customers move to more flexible and efficient infrastructures, maximizing our business strategies to fuel future growth requires a strong leader," said Georgens. "Vic's outstanding track record of achievements and extensive industry experience will be valuable assets to our team and to NetApp's success in driving new market opportunities to address our customers' current and future requirements."

"I am excited to be joining NetApp's outstanding leadership team and to lead the global business development and growth strategies for such an innovative company," said Mahadevan. "This is an exciting time for NetApp, and I look forward to playing a role in helping the company maximize its opportunities for growth and success in the market."

Throughout his career of more than 25 years, Mahadevan has played an integral role in the business development, product management, marketing and growth strategies for several leading technology companies. Before joining NetApp, Mahadevan served as vice president of Marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing, and business alliances. Prior to working at LSI Corporation, Mahadevan was chief executive officer for Deeya Energy. He has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies, including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems.

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