Annual Report 2005

Corporate Information


Company Profile
Worldwide Offices
Forward-Looking Statements
Copyrights

Company Profile

Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and the home. Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking, develops hardware, software, and service offerings to create networks that give individuals, companies, and countries easy access to information anywhere, at any time. In addition, Cisco has pioneered the use of the Internet and networking systems in its own business practice and offers consulting services based on its own experience to help other organizations worldwide.

Since the company’s inception in 1984, Cisco engineers have led in the innovation of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition of innovation continues with the development of routing and switching, enterprise IP communications, home networking, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technologies. Cisco also provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services. Cisco sells its products and services—both directly through its sales force as well as through its channel partners—to large enterprises, commercial businesses, and service providers, as well as to consumers through its Linksys consumer products division.

An integral part of Cisco’s business strategy is strong corporate citizenship. Corporate social responsibility programs incorporate both responsible business practices and investment in educational and philanthropic activities. The programs are designed to improve the communities in which we operate, build trust in our company, empower our employees, and promote engagement with customers, partners, and shareholders.

We invite you to learn more about Cisco at www.cisco.com.

Worldwide Offices

Corporate
Headquarters

San Jose, California, USA


European
Headquarters

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Americas
Headquarters

San Jose, California, USA


Asia Pacific
Headquarters

Singapore


Cisco Systems has offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.

ARGENTINA · AUSTRALIA · AUSTRIA · BAHRAIN · BELGIUM · BRAZIL · BULGARIA · CANADA · CHILE · CHINA · COLOMBIA · COSTA RICA · CROATIA · CYPRUS · CZECH REPUBLIC · DENMARK · DOMINICAN REPUBLIC · EGYPT · ESTONIA · FINLAND · FRANCE · GERMANY · GREECE · HONG KONG · HUNGARY · INDIA · INDONESIA · IRELAND · ISRAEL · ITALY · JAPAN · KAZAKHSTAN · KENYA · KOREA · KUWAIT · LATVIA · LEBANON · LITHUANIA · LUXEMBOURG · MALAYSIA · MEXICO · MOROCCO · NETHERLANDS · NEW ZEALAND · NIGERIA · NORWAY · PAKISTAN · PANAMA · PERU · PHILIPPINES · POLAND · PORTUGAL · PUERTO RICO · ROMANIA · RUSSIA · SAUDI ARABIA · SERBIA & MONTENEGRO · SINGAPORE · SLOVAKIA · SLOVENIA · SOUTH AFRICA · SPAIN · SRI LANKA · SWEDEN · SWITZERLAND · TAIWAN · THAILAND · TURKEY · UKRAINE · UNITED ARAB EMIRATES · UNITED KINGDOM · UNITED STATES · VENEZUELA · VIETNAM

Forward-Looking Statements

This Annual Report contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “may,” variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, statements that refer to: projections of our future financial performance; our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses or key markets, including the commercial market segment; integration of our product architectures; our continued product momentum; future growth opportunities; investments in resources, new advanced technologies and emerging geographic markets; and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions, are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and may differ materially and adversely from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including: business and economic conditions and growth trends in the networking industry and in various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment; overall information technology spending; the growth of the Internet and levels of capital spending on Internet-based systems; variations in customer demand for products and services, including sales to the service provider market; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; variability of component costs; variations in sales channels, product costs or mix of products sold; the ability to successfully acquire businesses and technologies and to successfully integrate and operate these acquired businesses and technologies; increased competition in the networking industry; dependence on the introduction and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks; product defects and returns; litigation involving patents, intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder and other matters; the ability to recruit and retain key personnel; security of our products; our ability to manage financial risk; currency fluctuations and other international factors; potential volatility in operating results and other factors listed in our most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K. The financial information contained in this Annual Report should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto that are included in this report. Our results of operations for the year ended July 30, 2005 are not necessarily indicative of our operating results for any future periods. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Copyrights

© 2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn is a service mark, and Cisco, Cisco Systems, the Cisco Systems logo, Catalyst, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems Capital, Linksys, and Networking Academy are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R)

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