Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cariden

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cariden 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held
Cariden Technologies, Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based supplier of
network planning, design and traffic management solutions for
telecommunications service providers. This acquisition includes
Cariden's industry-leading capacity planning and management tools for
IP/MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) networks and talent.  
Cariden's products and technology will advance Cisco's nLight
technology for IP and optical convergence and will allow service
providers to improve both the programmability of their networks and
the utilization of existing network assets across the IP and optical
transport layers. 
The Cariden team will be integrated into Cisco's Service Provider
Networking Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco paid
approximately $141 million in cash and retention-based incentives in
exchange for all shares of Cariden. 
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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
expected benefits to Cisco and its customers from completing the
acquisition, and plans regarding Cariden personnel. 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, the potential
impact on the business of Cariden due to the uncertainty about the
acquisition, the retention of employees of Cariden and the ability of
Cisco to successfully integrate Cariden and to achieve expected
benefits, business and economic conditions and growth trends in the
networking industry, customer markets and various geographic regions,
global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical
environment and other risk factors set forth in Cisco's most recent
reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. 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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