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Cisco Adds to Board

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced the appointment of Michael K. Powell to its board of
directors, effective March 22, 2007.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael Powell to Cisco's board
of directors," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco.
"Michael's broad experience with the communications sector -- from
his support of affordable, widespread broadband deployment in the
United States while FCC Chairman, to his understanding of the
enormous possibilities created by the convergence of data, voice and
video -- makes him an invaluable addition to the Board."

Powell, 43, is currently a Senior Advisor of Providence Equity
Partners and Chairman of the MK Powell Group. He was nominated by
President William J. Clinton to a Republican seat on the Federal
Communications Commission in 1997. He was designated Chairman by
President George W. Bush in 2001 and served until 2005. Previously,
Powell served as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division in the
Department of Justice. Before joining the Antitrust Division, Mr.
Powell was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law
firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and just prior to joining the firm
clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge of the United
States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before
starting his legal career, Powell served as a policy advisor to
Secretary of Defense, Richard B. Cheney. Additionally, Powell's
experience includes military service as an armored cavalry officer in
the United States Army. Powell earned a bachelor's degree in
Government from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctor
(J.D.) degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Cisco Systems Inc.