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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on December 12, 2018. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. C/O PROXY SERVICES P.O. BOX 9142 FARMINGDALE, NY 11735 E51860-P14024 Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: October 15, 2018 Date: December 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time Location: Cisco Systems, Inc. Building 9 260 East Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134 You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See proxy the materials reverse and side voting of this instructions notice to obtain.


Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement and the Annual Report for the year ended July 28, 2018 How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) and visit: How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: 1) BY INTERNET: 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: * If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) in the subject line. Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before November 28, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: You may choose to attend, and vote in person at, the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. A ballot will be provided to shareholders of record who attend the Meeting and wish to vote in person. Many shareholder meetings have admission requirements. Please check the proxy materials available online for any special requirements for admission, as well as directions on how to get to the Meeting location. Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions. Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card. E51861-P14024


Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR Proposals 1, 2, 3 and 4: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 1a. M. Michele Burns 1b. Michael D. Capellas 1c. Mark Garrett 1d. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson 1e. Roderick C. McGeary 1f. Charles H. Robbins 1g. Arun Sarin 1h. Brenton L. Saunders 1i. Steven M. West 2. Approval of amendment and restatement of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 3. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation. 4. Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Cisco’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2019. The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST Proposals 5 and 6 submitted by shareholders: 5. Approval to have Cisco’s Board adopt a policy to have an independent Board chairman. 6. Approval to have Cisco’s Board adopt a proposal relating to executive compensation metrics. To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. E51862-P14024