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September 25, 2013
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc., which will
be held on the Cisco campus in Building 9 located at 260 East Tasman Drive, San Jose, California on Tuesday,
November 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. You will find a map with directions to the annual meeting on the
final page of the Proxy Statement.
Details of the business to be conducted at the annual meeting are given in the Notice of Annual Meeting of
Shareholders and the Proxy Statement.
We are using the Internet as our primary means of furnishing proxy materials to shareholders.
Consequently, most shareholders will not receive paper copies of our proxy materials. We will instead send these
shareholders a notice with instructions for accessing the proxy materials and voting via the Internet. The notice
also provides information on how shareholders may obtain paper copies of our proxy materials if they so choose.
Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting, please vote as soon as possible. As an alternative to
voting in person at the annual meeting, you may vote via the Internet, by telephone or, if you receive a paper
proxy card in the mail, by mailing the completed proxy card. Voting by any of these methods will ensure your
representation at the annual meeting.
We look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting.
John T. Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
San Jose, California
In order to ensure your representation at the annual meeting, you may submit your proxy and voting
instructions via the Internet or by telephone, or, if you receive a paper proxy card and voting instructions by
mail, you may vote your shares by completing, signing and dating the proxy card as promptly as possible and
returning it in the enclosed envelope (to which no postage need be affixed if mailed in the United States).
Please refer to the section entitled "Voting via the Internet, by Telephone or by Mail" on page 2 of the Proxy
Statement for a description of these voting methods. If your shares are held by a bank, brokerage firm or other
holder of record (your record holder) and you have not given your record holder instructions to do so, your
record holder will NOT be able to vote your shares with respect to any matter other than ratification of the
appointment of Cisco's independent registered public accounting firm. We strongly encourage you to vote.