NetApp Announces Changes to Board of Directors
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NTAP), a global leader in providing storage and data management
solutions, today announced several changes to its board of directors.
After a twenty-year career at NetApp, where he served previously as
CEO and currently as chairman of the board, Dan Warmenhoven has
decided to retire from his position and will not seek re-election.
Warmenhoven will serve out his current term on the board until the
Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in September 2014. Tom
Georgens, CEO of NetApp, has been elected chairman of the board and
assumes the associated duties effective immediately.
"I want to express my deep appreciation for Dan's many contributions
as chairman of the board at NetApp," said Georgens. "Dan's extensive
experience has been instrumental to our ongoing efforts to deliver
enhanced value to our shareholders. His leadership, commitment and
guidance will be missed and I wish him well in his future endeavors."
"I have greatly appreciated and enjoyed my time leading this board
for NetApp," said Warmenhoven. "During the past twenty years with
NetApp, I am always amazed at the drive and dedication of this
organization to continue to build a model company and deliver
innovative outcomes to partners, customers and shareholders. I look
forward to following NetApp's success well into the future."
Additionally, Nicholas Moore, lead independent director has announced
his intention to retire from the board and will not seek re-election.
Michael Nevens will become lead independent director, effective
immediately. Moore will serve out his current term on the board until
the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders in September 2014, and
will facilitate the transition of lead independent director duties to
"I would like to thank Nick for his invaluable contributions during
his twelve years of service as a member of the NetApp board and our
lead independent director," said Georgens. "His dedication and
leadership will be missed and we wish him well. I also appreciate
Mike's willingness to increase his responsibilities on the board as
our new lead independent director."
"I have greatly enjoyed my time with NetApp in service to the Company
and its shareholders," said Moore. "This is an appropriate time for
me to make this transition and I am confident that Mike will bring
wisdom, discipline and value to the board and the company."
Nevens was appointed to the NetApp board in December 2009. He serves
as a senior advisor to Permira, an international private equity fund.
He also serves on the board of directors of Altera and Ciena
Corporation. Nevens serves on the board of trustees of the San Jose
Museum of Art. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Mendoza
College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, where he has
been an adjunct professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy.
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
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Senior Director, Global Communications
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