Commitment to Customer Success and Company Culture Lands NetApp on List of 2012 Best Places to Work in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - July 25 - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the greater Washington, D.C., area for 2012 by the Washington Business Journal. The company is being recognized for its ability to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for its employees and drive customers' success. NetApp ranked number seven on the list, and is the only large information technology company to make the rankings this year. This is the fourth consecutive year that NetApp has made the Washington Business Journal's list.

"This is not only a great honor for NetApp, but it also underscores our commitment to our team members and, most importantly, our customers," said Mark Weber, president, NetApp U.S. Public Sector. "We try to create a work environment that fosters initiative, innovation, integrity, excitement, and great service to our customers. This ranking underscores our strong commitment to our employees and customers who support the U.S. public sector."

Weber cited NetApp's senior tenured leadership in its U.S. Public Sector organization and its low employee attrition even as the office expanded by more than 25%. While driving the company's strong customer commitment, its employee teams also participate in a variety of community giving events, including the annual St. Baldrick's fundraising drive for children's cancer research, which has brought in more than $1.5 million.

"This honor is a testament to the achievements of the NetApp Vienna team, which has proven to be essential for business growth and service delivery in the greater D.C. area," Weber said. "This team has achieved substantial double-digit growth in SLED and civilian agencies, entered a new vertical focus in the healthcare industry, and moved into high-performance computing sales, in addition to significant new account wins. On top of all of this, we have maintained our deep commitment to our customers, new and existing, and our excellent reputation in the industry. These successes would not be possible without this team's dedication to living our values every day."

Since its inception, NetApp has been committed to building a model company with a culture that values creativity, teamwork, productivity, leadership, and innovation. NetApp's main Public Sector office, in Vienna, Virginia, which first opened in 1999, focuses on customers in federal, state, and local government; K-12 and higher education; as well as commercial entities in the Washington, D.C., area.

The Best Places to Work in Greater Washington Award is designed to honor the area's leading employers. For a full list of all the 2012 honorees, please visit www.wbjBestPlacestoWork.com.

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