VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced it was recognized as one of The Washingtonian magazine's 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington D.C. area. NetApp was selected as a winner in the "Think Big" category, for large companies, on the basis of such measures as recognition and respect given employees, great work-life balance, challenging and interesting opportunities, commitment to community, and generous pay and benefits.

"Being recognized this year by our employees as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the D.C. area for the second time is a huge honor for our company," said Mark Weber, president and general manager of the U.S. Public Sector, NetApp. "Positive feedback from our employees tells us that we are succeeding in striking a balance between encouraging a drive for excellence and creating a rewarding model company that fosters a unique work environment focused on trust, integrity, and teamwork."

In June 2009, NetApp was ranked #2 in the large company (with nonlocal headquarters) category on the Washington Business Journal's list of "50 Best Places to Work" in the D.C. area. In January 2009, NetApp was ranked #1 on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, marking the third consecutive year in the top 15 and the seventh straight year in the top 50. See why employees like working at NetApp in the NetApp #1 Place to Work YouTube video.

The Washingtonian's 50 winning workplaces were chosen by a panel of editors and writers who reviewed more than 200 companies and more than 13,000 employee surveys. The Greater Washington Board of Trade and The Washingtonian magazine will honor NetApp and other winners at an awards luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 23, 2009.

NetApp has had a presence in the D.C. area since June 1999, and its facility in Vienna, Virginia focuses on the U.S. public sector: federal, state, local, and K-12 education customers.

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