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22 Nov 06

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco, to visit India

Cisco Chairman to meet Prime Minister and IT Minister during his India visit


India, November 22, 2006 - John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, will visit India on December 6th and 7th, 2006. During this visit he will be meeting with ministers, senior government officials, leaders of Indian industry, key Indian customers and partners during his two day India visit. Mr. Chambers will be spending a day each in Delhi and Bangalore respectively.

Other engagements on Mr. Chambers’ schedule include a keynote on “Network as an Enabler for Life's Experiences” to senior Indian executives at a CEO’s address organised in association with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

Commenting on his India visit, David Caspari, Interim President, Cisco India said, "India has become a key part of Cisco’s operations worldwide and is one of the fastest growing markets in the Asia Pacific Region. The fact that John has chosen to visit the country for the third time demonstrates the importance of India to Cisco and provides an opportunity to focus on the next phase of Cisco’s growth plans in India.”

Cisco first set up operations in India in 1994. Cisco recognized India's remarkable business potential early on, and has been able to spark market transitions, seize and invest in opportunities, and realize value. With sales and marketing operations spread across key cities in India and a Global Development Centre in Bangalore, Cisco dominates the networking market in core technologies of routing and switching, as well as WLAN and network security. During his last visit to India in Oct 2005, Cisco announced a three-year, $1.16 billion investment plan in India.

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