Cisco Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.17 per Common Share

Cisco Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend to $0.17 per Common Share 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
announced that earlier today its board of directors declared a
quarterly dividend of $0.17 per common share. The dividend is a
three-cent increase over the previous quarter's dividend and will be
paid on April 24, 2013, to all shareholders of record as of the close
of business on April 8, 2013. 
"We are increasing our dividend as part of our strategy to deliver a
consistent return to our shareholders, in line with our capital
allocation commitment," said Frank Calderoni, executive vice
president and chief financial officer, Cisco. "Cisco's continued
execution and strong financial position enable us to provide a higher
dividend directly to our shareholders." 
Cisco's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share was
paid on December 19, 2012. Future dividends will be subject to board
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