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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on December 12, 2016.
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Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: October 14, 2016
Date: December 12, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Cisco Systems, Inc. Building 9 260 East Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134
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Voting Items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR
Proposals 1, 2 and 3:
1. Election of Directors
1a. Carol A. Bartz
1b. M. Michele Burns
1c. Michael D. Capellas
1d. John T. Chambers
1e. Amy L. Chang
1f. Dr. John L. Hennessy
1g. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson
1h. Roderick C. McGeary
1i. Charles H. Robbins
1j. Arun Sarin
1k. Steven M. West
2. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation.
3. Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Cisco’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2017.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST Proposals 4, 5 and 6 submitted by shareholders:
4. Approval to request an annual report relating to Cisco’s lobbying policies, procedures and activities.
5. Approval to request a report disclosing certain employment data relating to Cisco’s Arab and non-Arab employees in Israel-Palestine for each of the past three years.
6. Approval to request the Board to form a committee to reassess policies and criteria for decisions with respect to Cisco’s business involvements with Israel’s Settlements.
To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.