SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2009) - NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that Dan Warmenhoven, NetApp chairman of the Board of Directors and executive chairman, will receive the "Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award" today at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual Public Policy Luncheon.

"Dan Warmenhoven is not only a highly talented and creative technology leader, he is one of Silicon Valley's finest community leaders," said Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Leadership Group. "Along with his wife Charmaine, their contributions to the arts, the culture and the needy in Silicon Valley set the standard that each of us should try to emulate."

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization that has had such a long-term, positive impact on the epicenter of innovation," said Warmenhoven. "This award is a testament to my colleagues at NetApp, whose drive and dedication helped create a model company that ranked number one on FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For."

The Spirit of Silicon Valley Lifetime Achievement Award winners are selected by a panel that includes the Leadership Group's executive committee and past winners of the award. Past honorees of this annual award include Craig Barrett, Wilf Corrigan, Aart de Geus, Keith Kennedy, John C. Lewis, Paul Locatelli, Norman Y. Mineta, Gordon Moore, Jim Morgan, Ko Nishimura, and Tony Ridder.

About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents 300 of Silicon Valley's most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every four private sector jobs in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit or call (408) 501-7853.

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