NetApp Announces Offering of Senior Notes

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior unsecured notes under an effective shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering and the final terms of the senior notes, including principal amount, interest rate and maturity will depend on market and other conditions at the time of pricing.

NetApp intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of certain indebtedness, capital expenditures, possible stock repurchases, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the senior notes or any other securities nor shall there be any sale of the senior notes or any other securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. The offering of senior notes may be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, copies of which can be obtained from:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Ave.
New York, New York 10179
Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Tel: (212) 834-4533
Fax: (212) 834-6081

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
180 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
Attention: Prospectus Department
Tel: (866) 718-1649

About NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster.

Cautionary Statement:

The statements in this release relating to the terms and timing of the proposed offering and the expected use of proceeds from the offering are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, whether or not NetApp will offer the senior notes or consummate the offering, the final terms of the offering, prevailing market conditions, the anticipated principal amount of the senior notes which could differ based upon market conditions, the anticipated use of the proceeds of the offering which could change as a result of market conditions or for other reasons, interest rates and corporate considerations and the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.

Investors in NetApp's securities are cautioned not to place undue reliance on its forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. NetApp does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this December 5, 2012 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Press Contact:
Ryan Lowry
NetApp
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Investor Contact:
Kris Newton
NetApp
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