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Cisco Raises More Than $4.6 Million to Support Global Hunger Relief
[February 11, 2009]

Cisco Raises More Than $4.6 Million to Support Global Hunger Relief


(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, CA, February 11 / MARKET WIRE/ --

News Summary:

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced its foundation and employees are
contributing more than $4.6M to support hunger relief organizations around
the world.

Cisco worldwide employee donations exceed initial pledge goal; more
than $1.3M raised during annual campaign (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2008) to aid
hunger relief in their local communities. The Cisco Foundation and the TOSA Foundation together are
contributing approximately $3.3M.

The Cisco Foundation provided two-for-one matching for every dollar
pledged (up to $10,000) by employees between Nov. 3 and Dec. 19.

Cisco global campaign provided relief to 108 local and international
food support agencies representing employees from more than 30 countries.

Cisco
Civic Councils, teams of employees in Cisco's key sites around the
world who champion philanthropic activities in their local communities,
play a key role in encouraging employee participation in identifying
opportunities to give. The Hunger Relief campaign represents the impact of
a global program on addressing the specific needs of the local communities
where Cisco operates.

Tags / Keywords:

Cisco, CSR, corporate social responsibility, citizenship, philanthropy

Links / URLs:

Watch Cisco employees from San Jose, Calif.,
headquarters volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank during annual food sort
event.

Read
Cisco 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report

Learn about the role of
Cisco employee Civic Councils worldwide in planning local volunteer
projects, developing partnerships with NGOs, and identifying opportunities
for product and cash grants.

Quotes:

-Terry Anderson, vice president, Corporate Communications and Community
Relations, Cisco

"Giving back to the community is a Cisco priority. We are tremendously
proud of our employees for stepping up to help address escalating community
needs in this current economic environment. Now more than ever, the
phenomenal results of our annual Hunger Relief campaign represent the power
of Cisco's global employee network in addressing the needs of our local
communities."



-Michele Sklar, senior director of development, Second Harvest Food Bank of
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties

"For over 15 years Cisco has been a key partner of Second Harvest Food Bank
and the hundreds of community non-profits we provide food to. Thanks in
part to the leadership and sustained commitment of John Chambers and John
Morgridge, along with thousands of Cisco employees, Second Harvest has
achieved its holiday goals. This year, in particular, Cisco rose to the
challenge of helping us bring in more money than ever in our agency's
history. Their giving in 2008 represents nearly 20 percent of our $8
million campaign goal."


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