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National Instruments Japan Employees Safe and Facilities Undamaged

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has accounted for all employees working in and traveling to Japan, and its offices in Japan were undamaged. The NI offices in Nagoya and Osaka are fully functional, and the NI Tokyo office is largely operational, with some employees working remotely.

"We are all saddened by the destruction and loss of life as a result of the earthquake and the Pacific tsunami that struck Japan on March 11," said Dr. James Truchard, co-founder, president and CEO. "I would like to thank all of our employees in Japan for their strength and resilience and their continued support to our customers in the face of this crisis."

NI and its employees are committed to assisting in the recovery efforts, and NI is making a contribution of $100,000 USD to the American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.

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National Instruments ( is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 4 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, e-mailing or visiting (NATI-G)

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