NetApp
NetApp, Inc. (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 08/01/2017 16:10:03)

 

 

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on September 14, 2017. NETAPP, INC. COMPUTERSHARE C/O NETAPP, INC. 2 NORTH LASALLE STREET, 3RD FLOOR CHICAGO, IL 60602 E31774-P96704 Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: July 17, 2017 Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 3:30 p.m. PDT Location: NetApp, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 495 East Java Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com 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 proxy the materials reverse and side voting of this instructions. notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.


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Voting Items The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote FOR each of the nominees named in proposal 1. 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 1a. T. Michael Nevens 1b. Alan L. Earhart 1c. Gerald Held 1d. Kathryn M. Hill 1e. George Kurian 1f. George T. Shaheen 1g. Stephen M. Smith 1h. Richard P. Wallace The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 6 and 1 YEAR on proposal 5. 2. To approve an amendment to NetApp’s Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan to increase the share reserve by an additional 8,500,000 shares of common stock. 3. To approve an amendment to NetApp’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the share reserve by an additional 2,500,000 shares of common stock. 4. To hold an advisory vote to approve Named Executive Of?cer compensation. 5. To hold an advisory vote to approve frequency of future advisory votes on Named Executive Of?cer compensation. 6. To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as NetApp’s independent registered public accounting ?rm for the ?scal year ending April 27, 2018. The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote AGAINST proposal 7. 7. To approve a stockholder proposal requesting the preparation of an annual diversity report. The Board of Directors makes no recommendation on proposal 8. 8. To approve a stockholder proposal requesting the adoption of proxy access. E31776-P96704


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