Employee-Driven Culture Helps Fuel Customer and Partner

Employee-Driven Culture Helps Fuel Customer and Partner Success,
Earns NetApp #6 Ranking as Best Place to Work in New York City 
NetApp New York's Response to Superstorm Sandy Is Emblematic of a
Company Culture That Inspires Employees to Do the Extraordinary 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)
announced today that it ranked #6 on the Crain's New York Business
Journal's annual "Best Place to Work in New York City" list for 2012.
This marks the third consecutive year that NetApp has appeared in the
top 10 on this distinguished list. This #6 ranking affirms NetApp's
unique company culture and strong commitment to employees, customers,
and partners around the world.  
NetApp's model-company approach is based on a core set of values that
include trust, integrity, leadership, simplicity, adaptability,
teamwork, and a go-beyond attitude. This strong set of shared values
makes NetApp a company that customers and partners want to work with.
In addition to enabling its customers' and partners' success, these
core values were instrumental to NetApp's commitment to the community
in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. NetApp employees, including
many from the New York office, immediately rallied together to aid in
the efforts to get the recovery underway. Employees drove hundreds of
miles to pump water out of people's homes and to deliver provisions
such as gas, milk, generators, water, and clothing to coworkers,
customers, and partners impacted by the storm. 
"Our employees are the heart of our culture, and this recognition
supports NetApp's continued efforts to sustain our values and
foundation as a great place to work," said Bill Hogan, vice president
and general manager, NetApp U.S. Enterprise, based in New York.
"First and foremost, we offer our deepest condolences to anyone
affected by the devastation Sandy inflicted. I couldn't be more proud
of how NetApp employees responded to help those affected -- they
didn't even think, they just reacted. This impactful response is a
perfect example of NetApp's culture at work and clearly illustrates
how inspired employees can do the extraordinary." 
NetApp's New York City office first opened in 1997, and it is the
headquarters for Americas sales operations. It includes the Global,
Enterprise, Commercial, and Telecommunications business units. With
approximately 130 full-time employees and 45 contractors, this office
provides storage and data management solutions to various customer
segments, including media and entertainment, enterprise,
telecommunications, legal, healthcare, pharmaceutical, advertising,
state and local government agencies, and K-12 and higher education.  
Culture Empowers Great Results 
 This recognition follows NetApp's
recent #3 ranking on the second-annual World's Best Multinational
Workplaces list. It marked the second consecutive year that NetApp
ranked #3. In addition to NetApp's #6 ranking on the "Best Place to
Work in New York City" list, the company also ranks among the top-10
best workplaces in many different regions around the world,

--  Austria: #1
--  Switzerland: #1
--  Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: #2
--  Australia: #2
--  Europe: #2
--  France: #2
--  Germany: #2
--  Japan: #2
--  Canada: #3
--  Pennsylvania: #3
--  Dallas: #3
--  Chicago: #4
--  United Kingdom: #5
--  United States: #6
--  Denmark: #6
--  Washington, D.C.: #7
--  Netherlands: #8
--  Minnesota: #10

About Crain's New York Business "Best Places to Work in New York City"
List Crain's partnered with the Best Companies Group to conduct
16,000 surveys of employees in the New York City area to identify New
York City's Best Places to Work for 2012. More than 150 eligible
companies with 25 or more employees participated in the process
within the city's five boroughs. Scores from employees, who answered
a confidential 76-question survey, were combined with scores from an
81-question employer survey, which included questions about benefits
and policies. Results were weighted from both the employees, whose
scores comprised 75% of the total score, and the employer surveys,
which made up 25%. 
About Best Companies Group 
 Best Companies Group is dedicated to
establishing "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies," and "Best
Employers" programs in an effort to distinguish companies that
demonstrate and are superior in workplace excellence. We research the
dynamics and characteristics of participating companies, analyze the
data, and produce a "Best" distinction that will make the company,
the selected region (or industry), and the organizing partners proud.
The very mission of Best Companies Group is to "identify and
recognize" places of employment that are leading the way in defining
the employee experience of the 21st century. 
Additional Resources  

--  Get more information on Crain's New York Business Journal Best Places
    to Work rankings: http://www.bestplacestoworknyc.com
--  Contribute to the recovery efforts for Superstorm Sandy by donating to
    AmeriCares or the American Red Cross: http://www.americares.org,
--  Learn why Tom Mendoza, vice chairman of NetApp, says a vibrant culture
    in good and bad times can be a company's greatest asset:
--  Read why Gwen McDonald, executive vice president of HR for NetApp,
    believes culture is such an important component of company success:
--  Read about NetApp's commitment to culture and its consistent
    recognition around the world:
--  Follow NetApp on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NetApp
--  Get the latest on NetApp culture:
--  Join NetApp on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NetApp
--  View NetApp videos on YouTube: www.youtube.com/NetAppTV
--  Connect with NetApp on LinkedIn:

About NetApp 
 NetApp creates innovative storage and data management
solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate
business breakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values and
consistently being recognized as a great place to work around the
world are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as well as
the success of our pathway partners and customers. Discover our
passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at
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