Company Culture and Shared Values Land NetApp at #2 on the

Company Culture and Shared Values Land NetApp at #2 on the Triangle
Business Journal's "Best Place to Work" List 
Annual List Acknowledges NetApp as a Model Company With a Continued
Commitment to Global Customer and Partner Success 
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 --  NetApp
(NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it ranks #2 on the Triangle
Business Journal's annual "Best Places to Work" in Research Triangle
Park (RTP) list for 2012. NetApp received this honor in the Giant
Companies category, which includes companies of 1,000 employees or
more. This marks the eighth year that NetApp has made this
distinguished list and the fourth time it has been ranked in the top
Companies featured on the Triangle Business Journal's "Best Place to
Work" list for 2012 were chosen based on an anonymous employee survey
conducted by Quantum Market Research in which NetApp employees in
Research Triangle Park gave the company high marks for its
team-oriented work environment, exceptional people practices, strong
executive leadership, and effective managerial relationships.  
NetApp Believes That Culture Is the Source of Sustainable

--  The Triangle Business Journal honored NetApp as one of 35 companies
    selected as "Best Places to Work" in Research Triangle Park.
--  This ranking in RTP follows NetApp's #6 ranking in the United States
    on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2012
    and its #3 ranking on the "World's Best Multinational Workplaces" list
    by the Great Place to Work Institute.
--  With NetApp's #2 ranking in Research Triangle Park, the company now
    ranks among the top 10 best places to work in 18 different regions
    around the world, including:
    --  Austria: #1
    --  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #1
    --  Switzerland: #1
    --  Australia: #2
    --  Europe: #2
    --  France: #2
    --  Germany: #2
    --  Japan: #2
    --  Canada: #3
    --  Dallas: #3
    --  Chicago: #4
    --  Pennsylvania: #5
    --  New York: #6
    --  United Kingdom: #5
    --  United States: #6
    --  Washington, DC: #7
    --  Netherlands: #8
    --  Minnesota: #10
--  As announced on August 23, 2012, NetApp RTP will create more than 400
    new jobs over four years and plans to invest more than $70 million
    into a new data center, which will leverage the latest virtualization
    solutions to build a private cloud environment and provide virtual
    access for NetApp engineering labs around the world. This initiative
    was made possible by receiving a Job Development Investment Grant from
    the state of North Carolina.
--  Today NetApp RTP has approximately 1,500 full-time employees and 150
    contractors; is the second largest site behind Sunnyvale, California,
    headquarters; and is the third largest site globally. The RTP location
    includes a 24/7 global service and support center, along with
    engineering, inside sales organizations, product management, and many
    other functions.
--  NetApp first opened its RTP location in 1999 and in 2005 expanded
    operations with the opening of the NetApp RTP Technology Center.
    NetApp continued its growth by unveiling the RTP Dynamic Data Center
    in 2009.

Supporting Quote 

--  Denise Cox, Senior Vice President, Global Support, NetApp
     "NetApp has
    had a long and successful presence in RTP, and we are excited to be
    selected by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the best places to
    work in the Research Triangle Park area. NetApp's unique corporate
    culture fosters an environment where employees can innovate in
    everything they do to help our customers and partners achieve business

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