Cisco Announces New, Expanded Roles for Key Executives

Cisco Announces New, Expanded Roles for Key Executives 
Gary B. Moore and Rob Lloyd Promoted to President; Company Sharpens
Focus on Customer Centricity and Operational Excellence 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/12 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced an evolution of its organizational structure and
executive leadership team, which is designed to position the company
for future growth and enable it to more quickly capture market
transitions and deliver innovative solutions to its customers. Based
upon the principles of customer-centricity and operational
excellence, Cisco is evolving its organization structure and
leadership team for speed, agility, alignment and growth with the
following executive appointments: 
Gary B. Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer 
 As President
and Chief Operating Officer, Moore is accountable for Cisco's
end-to-end operations, and will continue to drive alignment across
all parts of the company by leading the operational discipline and
prioritization required to support the company's long-term strategy.
Moore has architected Cisco's transformation, and will deepen the
company's focus on operational excellence while building the business
capabilities and talent to enable Cisco's future growth. 
Moore is also responsible for Cisco's operations, services, IT,
supply chain, marketing and communications, human resources,
corporate affairs, transformation office, legal, government affairs,
and corporate planning functions.  
Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales  
Lloyd assumes responsibility for Cisco's development and sales
efforts, as the company creates tighter connections between customer
requirements and innovation, along with ensuring greater
speed-to-market. Lloyd's organization will drive alignment and
acceleration of Cisco's technology innovation to enable a faster
response to market transitions; increased customer relevance; and
growth.  
Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer,
will continue to lead Cisco's development organization. Chuck
Robbins, who previously ran the Americas sales region, will
immediately assume Lloyd's prior role as the head of worldwide sales.
Wim Elfrink, executive vice president and chief globalization
officer, will continue his focus on emerging solutions and the
development of new markets, and will integrate his organization into
the development and sales organization. Patel, Elfrink and Robbins
will report to Lloyd.  
The remainder of Cisco's executive leadership team remains unchanged. 
Supporting Quotes:
 John Chambers, Chairman and CEO:
 "Cloud
computing, mobility and Internet of everything are the most
network-centric computing transitions that have ever been, and
present Cisco with an opportunity to lead the communications and IT
industry for the next decade. Today we're evolving our organization
and developing our leadership team to grasp this opportunity. We're
optimizing the alignment across development and sales, and on the top
priorities of our customers, to maximize speed to market and our
competitive advantage. At the same time, we are focusing on
operational excellence across the company, which creates capacity for
innovation, investment and growth." 
Gary Moore, President and COO:
 "Today's announcement advances the
accountability and operational discipline we reinvigorated 18 months
ago. This model will give clear responsibility and accountability for
driving faster, more customer-focused innovation and the operational
excellence and talent needed to enable it. Together, this will drive
us to become the #1 IT and communications company for our customers
and partners." 
Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales
 "I'm excited about the
opportunities ahead of us and look forward to continue bringing the
most innovative technology and architecture solutions to market to
solve our customers' pressing business problems. I believe Cisco has
the top development and sales team in our industry, and I'm honored
to be part of this team. Cisco has never been more relevant to our
customers and this will drive great value between sales and
development."  
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Forward-Looking Statements  
This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking
statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including: the
evolution of Cisco's organizational structure and executive
leadership team to position the company for future growth and enable
it to more quickly capture market transitions and deliver innovative
solutions to its customers; cloud computing, mobility and Internet of
everything transitions presenting Cisco with an opportunity to lead
the communications and IT industry for the next decade; Cisco's model
driving it to become the #1 IT and communications company for its
customers and partners; Cisco continuing to bring the most innovative
technology and architecture solutions to market; and Cisco's
relevance to customers driving great value between sales and
development. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking
statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual
future events or results due to a variety of factors, including,
among other things, business and economic conditions and growth
trends in the networking industry, our customer markets and various
geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in
the geopolitical environment; overall information technology
spending; the growth and evolution of the Internet and levels of
capital spending on Internet-based systems; variations in customer
demand for products and services; the return on our investments in
certain priorities, including our foundational priorities, and in
certain geographical locations; increased competition in our product
and service markets, including the data center; dependence on the
introduction and market acceptance of new product offerings and
standards; rapid technological and market change; our ability to
achieve the benefits anticipated from our investments in sales,
engineering, service, marketing and manufacturing activities; our
ability to recruit and retain key personnel; and other factors listed
in Cisco's most recent report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking
statements in this release are based on limited information currently
available to Cisco, which is subject to change, and Cisco will not
necessarily update the information. 
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