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Data Domain Comments on Unsolicited Offer from EMC

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Data Domain today commented on the unsolicited offer it has received from EMC Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Data Domain common stock for $30.00 per share in cash. Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, Data Domain's Board is reviewing EMC's offer. At this time, the Board is not making a recommendation with respect to the EMC offer. Data Domain requests that its stockholders defer making a determination whether to accept or reject EMC's offer until Data Domain has communicated to stockholders its position regarding the tender offer from EMC. In accordance with Rule 14d-9 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, on or before June 16, 2009, Data Domain will communicate to stockholders its position regarding the tender offer from EMC. At this time, the Board is reaffirming the recommendation in favor of Data Domain's merger with NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) that is described in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that NetApp has filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Qatalyst Partners is serving as financial advisor and Fenwick & West LLP is serving as legal counsel to Data Domain.

About Data Domain

Data Domain?? is the leading provider of deduplication storage systems. Thousands of companies worldwide have purchased Data Domain systems to reduce storage costs and simplify data management. Data Domain delivers the performance, reliability and scalability to address the data protection and nearline storage needs of enterprises of all sizes. Data Domain products integrate into existing customer infrastructures and are compatible with leading enterprise backup and archive software products. To find out more about Data Domain, visit

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