Form DEFA14A CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. C/O PROXY SERVICES P.O. BOX 9142 FARMINGDALE, NY 11735
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: October 12, 2020
Date: December 10, 2020 Time: 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR Proposals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5:
1. Election of Directors
1a. M. Michele Burns
1b. Wesley G. Bush
1c. Michael D. Capellas
1d. Mark Garrett
1e. Dr. Kristina M. Johnson
1f. Roderick C. McGeary
1g. Charles H. Robbins
1h. Arun Sarin
1i. Brenton L. Saunders
1j. Dr. Lisa T. Su
2. Approval of the reincorporation of Cisco from California to Delaware.
3. Approval of amendment and restatement of the 2005 Stock Incentive Plan.
4. Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation.
5. Ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Ciscos independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST Proposal 6 submitted by a shareholder:
6. Approval to have Ciscos Board adopt a policy to have an independent Board chairman.
To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.