Network Appliance CEO Receives Ambassador Award from Boardroom Bound

Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 14, 2006 -- Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), was honored today at the Boardroom Bound Ambassadors Award Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. Warmenhoven received a CEO Ambassador Award from Boardroom Bound, a nonprofit organization that helps corporations identify and prequalify women and minority director candidates for corporate board service. Warmenhoven was honored for instilling the value of diversity at NetApp® and on the company's board.

"As a global company, we strive to maintain a business culture that scales for all types of diversity, including nationalities and gender," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of Network Appliance. "At NetApp, we pride ourselves on creating a model company that fosters creativity, inclusion, innovation, and teamwork and delivers positive results for all our stakeholders. Receiving recognition for our work in these areas is truly an honor."

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 simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

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