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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE SHAREHOLDER MEETING TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 14, 2009 Meeting Information NETAPP, INC. Meeting Type: Annual For holders as of: August 17, 2009 Date: October 14, 2009 Time: 3:00 PM PDT Location: NetApp, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 495 East Java Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company. COMPUTERSHARE This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote C/O NETAPP, INC. 2 LASALLE STREET, 3RD FLOOR these shares. This communication presents only an CHICAGO, IL 60602 overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See the reverse side of this notice to obtain M16689-P84213 proxy materials and voting instructions.



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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR each of the proposals. 1. To elect the following individuals to serve as members of the Board of the Directors for the ensuing year or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified: Nominees: 01) Daniel J. Warmenhoven 06) Mark Leslie 02) Donald T. Valentine 07) Nicholas G. Moore 5. To approve an amendment and 03) Jeffry R. Allen 08) George T. Shaheen restatement of the Executive Compensation 04) Alan L. Earhart 09) Robert T. Wall Plan to provide the plan administrator with 05) Thomas Georgens discretion to determine the length of any performance period under the Compensation Plan and to limit the maximum award that any participant may receive pursuant to the Compensation Plan to 2. To approve an amendment to the 1999 $5,000,000 in any fiscal year. Stock Option Plan to modify the number of shares of Company common stock (shares) that may be issued pursuant to 6. To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & awards under the Stock Issuance and Touche LLP as our independent auditors Performance Share and Performance of the Company for the fiscal year ending Unit Programs. April 30, 2010. 3. To approve an amendment to the Automatic Option Grant Program NOTE: Such other business as may properly come contained in the 1999 Stock Option Plan before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. so that a nonemployee director may elect to receive his or her automatic equity grants in the form of all stock options or in a combination of stock options and restricted stock units. 4. To approve an amendment to the Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the share reserve under the M16691-P84213 Purchase Plan by an additional 6,700,000 shares of common stock.