SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Salmon Robert E

(Last) (First) (Middle)
495 EAST JAVA DRIVE

(Street)
SUNNYVALE CA 94089

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NetApp, Inc. [ NTAP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Executive VP, Field Operations
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/13/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/13/2012 M 18,750 A $23.79 59,811 I by Trust1(1)
Common Stock 03/14/2012 S 20,530 D $42.833(2) 39,281 I by Trust1(1)
Common Stock 1,026 D
Common Stock 240 I by Trust2(3)
Common Stock 240 I by Trust3(4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $23.79 03/13/2012 M 18,750 (5) 06/01/2015 Common Stock 18,750 $0 8,334 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares held in trust by Robert Salmon and Patricia Mertens-Salmon, trustees to the Salmon Trust UDT 10/6/2000
2. The price in Column 4 is a weighted average price. The prices actually received ranged from $42.70 to $42.9601. The reporting person will provide to the issuer, any security holder of the issuer, or the SEC staff, upon request, information regarding the number of shares sold at each price within the range.
3. Shares held in trust by Patricia Mertens-Salmon, Custodian for Michael T. Salmon UTMA CA.
4. Shares held in trust by Patricia Mertens-Salmon, Custodian for Gregory Salmon UTMA CA.
5. Option vests in a series of equal monthly installments over 48 months of service beginning with the one-month annniversary of the grant date.
By: Janice Mahoney by Power of Attorney For: Robert E. Salmon 03/15/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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