Cisco Completes Acquisition of Composite Software

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Composite Software 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held
Composite Software, Inc., a market leader in data virtualization
software and services. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Composite
provides software technology that connects many types of data from
across the network and makes it appear as if it's in one place.  
Composite will expand Cisco's portfolio of Smart Services and extend
our next-generation services platform by connecting data and
Composite employees will join the Cisco Services team, under the
leadership of Mala Anand, senior vice president, Cisco Services
Platforms Group, and Mike Flannagan, senior director and general
manager of the Integration Brokerage Technology Group. Under the
terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $180 million in
cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of
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Forward-Looking Statements  
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expected benefits to Cisco and its customers from completing the
acquisition, and plans regarding Composite personnel. Readers are
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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 Composite, the retention of employees of
Composite and the ability of Cisco to successfully integrate
Composite 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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