Annual Report 2006

Corporate Information


Company Profile
Worldwide Offices
Forward-Looking Statements
Copyrights

Company Profile

Networks are an essential part of life’s experiences, helping to connect people in business, education, government, and the home.

Founded in 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition continues with the development of routing and switching and numerous advanced technologies: application networking services, home networking, hosted small-business systems, security, storage area networking, unified communications, video systems, and wireless.

Cisco and its valued partners sell Cisco hardware, software, and services to businesses of all sizes, governments, service providers, and consumers.

An integral part of Cisco’s business strategy is strong corporate citizenship. Responsible business practices help ensure accountability, business sustainability, and commitment to environmentally conscious operations and products. Social investments built upon partnerships with local organizations positively impact recipient communities around the world. As an expression of our company values and beliefs, these activities are designed to build trust in our company and empower our employees.

Learn more at www.cisco.com.

Worldwide Offices

Corporate / Americas
Headquarters

San Jose, California, USA

European
Headquarters

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Algeria • Argentina • Australia • Austria • 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 • Iceland • India • Indonesia • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Jordan • Kazakhstan • Kenya • 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 and Montenegro • Singapore • Slovakia • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Sri Lanka • Sweden • Switzerland • Taiwan • Thailand • Turkey • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uzbekistan • 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 business strategy, our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses or key markets, including the commercial market segment; integration of our product architectures; 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 and may differ materially 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 and customer 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; our ability to successfully acquire businesses and technologies and to successfully integrate and operate these acquired businesses and technologies including the businesses and technologies of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.; 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, including risks relating to our transition to a new manufacturing model; product defects and returns; litigation involving patents, intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder, and other matters; natural catastrophic events; a pandemic or epidemic; achievement of the benefits anticipated from our investments in sales and engineering activities; our ability to recruit and retain key personnel; our ability to manage financial risk; currency fluctuations and other international factors; potential volatility in operating results and other factors listed in Cisco’s 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 29, 2006 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

© 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco, the Cisco logo, Catalyst, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, the Cisco Systems logo, IOS, Linksys, and Networking Academy are registered trademarks or trademarks, and Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn is a service mark 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. (0601R)

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