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Corporate Governance

Investor confidence in public companies is essential to the functioning of the global economy. At this website, we intend to provide you with key information about our corporate governance policies. These policies provide a framework for the proper operation of our company, consistent with our shareholders' best interests and the requirements of the law.

Ensuring that Cisco's financial results fairly reflect the results of our operations is of paramount importance to this company and our investors. At Cisco, we have always been diligent in maintaining compliance with our established financial accounting policies, which are consistent with requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and for reporting our results with objectivity and the highest degree of integrity. We are committed to providing financial information that is transparent, timely, complete, relevant and accurate.

Cisco is committed to excellence in corporate governance and maintains clear policies and practices that promote good corporate governance. Many of these policies and practices are designed to ensure compliance with the listing requirements of NASDAQ and applicable corporate governance requirements, including:

  • The Board of Directors has adopted clear corporate governance policies;
  • The Board of Directors has adopted majority voting for uncontested elections of directors;
  • A majority of the Board members are independent of Cisco and its management;
  • The independent members of the Board of Directors meet regularly without the presence of management;
  • All members of the key committees of the Board of Directors-the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Management Development Committee, and the Nomination and Governance Committee-are independent;
  • The charters of the committees of the Board of Directors clearly establish the committees' respective roles and responsibilities;
  • Cisco has a clear code of business conduct that is monitored by Cisco's ethics office and is annually affirmed by its employees;
  • Cisco's ethics office has a hotline available to all employees, and Cisco's Audit Committee has procedures in place for the anonymous submission of employee complaints on accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters;
  • Cisco has adopted a code of ethics that applies to its principal executive officer and all members of its finance department, including the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer;
  • Cisco's internal audit control function maintains critical oversight over the key areas of its business and financial processes and controls, and reports directly to Cisco's Audit Committee;
  • Cisco has adopted a compensation recoupment policy that applies to its executive officers; and
  • Cisco has stock ownership guidelines for its non-employee directors and executive officers.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the high standards of financial accounting and reporting we have established are maintained. Our culture demands integrity and an unyielding commitment to strong internal practices and policies. We have the highest confidence in our financial reporting, underlying system of internal controls and our people, who are objective in their responsibilities and operate under the highest level of ethical standards. We thank you for the confidence you have placed in us.

John T. Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Frank Calderoni
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

For Committee Charters please see the Committees.

Governance Documents View
Code of Business Conduct HTML PDF   51.3 KB Add to Briefcase
Corporate Governance Policies HTML PDF   35.9 KB Add to Briefcase
Financial Officer Code of Ethics HTML PDF   51.3 KB Add to Briefcase
Articles of Incorporation   PDF   90.0 KB Add to Briefcase
Bylaws   PDF   62.4 KB Add to Briefcase

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