Cisco Completes Acquisition of WHIPTAIL

Cisco Completes Acquisition of WHIPTAIL 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held
WHIPTAIL, a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory
systems that enable organizations to simplify physical and virtual
data center environments and process more data in less time. WHIPTAIL
will strengthen Cisco's Unified Computing System(TM) (UCS) strategy
and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid
state memory into the UCS's fabric computing architecture. 
With the acquisition of WHIPTAIL Cisco is evolving the UCS
architecture by integrating data acceleration capability into the
compute layer. Integrating WHIPTAIL's solid state memory systems into
the computing fabric of UCS will simplify customers' data center
environments by delivering the required performance in a fraction of
the data center floor space with unified management for provisioning
and administration.  
WHIPTAIL employees will be integrated into the Computing Systems
Product Group led by Paul Perez, vice president and general manager.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $415
million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all
shares of WHIPTAIL.  
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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 WHIPTAIL 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 retention of
employees of WHIPTAIL and the ability of Cisco to successfully
integrate WHIPTAIL 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 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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