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Meeting Information

Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

For holders as of: October 13, 2017

Date: December 11, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Location: Cisco Systems, Inc. Building 9 260 East Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134

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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR Proposals 1, 2, 3 and 4:

1. Election of Directors


1a. Carol A. Bartz 1b. M. Michele Burns 1c. Michael D. Capellas 1d. Amy L. Chang 1e. Dr. John L. Hennessy 1f. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson 1g. Roderick C. McGeary 1h. Charles H. Robbins 1i. Arun Sarin 1j. Brenton L. Saunders 1k. Steven M. West

2. Approval of amendment and restatement of the 2005 Stock Incentive Plan.

3. Approval of amendment and restatement of the Executive Incentive Plan.

4. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote for

1 YEAR on Proposal 5:

5. Recommendation, on an advisory basis, on the frequency of executive compensation votes.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR Proposal 6:

6. Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Cisco’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2018.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST Proposal 7 submitted by shareholders:

7. Approval to request an annual report relating to Cisco’s lobbying policies, procedures and activities.

To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.