News Release

Cisco Names Vice Presidents in Manufacturing, Marketing, Intercontinental Operations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 23, 1993 -- Cisco Systems, the
Sep 23, 1993

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 23, 1993 -- Cisco Systems, the leadingsupplier of internetwork routers, has named three executives to vicepresident-level positions in the manufacturing, marketing and operationsareas.

Carl Redfield, 46, has joined Cisco as vice president of manufacturing,reporting to John Morgridge, president and CEO. Redfield comes to Ciscoafter 18 years with Digital Equipment Corp., where his most recent positionwas group manufacturing and logistics manager for the Personal ComputerGroup; he had previously served as U.S. manufacturing manager for Digital'sStorage System Group, and, before that, as plant manager for theShrewsbury, Mass., facility which introduced magnetic thin-film recordingheads into storage products. Before joining Digital in 1975, Redfieldspent seven years at Texas Instruments in a variety of manufacturing andengineering positions. Redfield replaces David Ring, Cisco's manufacturingvice president since December 1988, who will continue to play an activerole in the company as a consultant.

Don Listwin, 34, has been named vice president of marketing. Listwinjoined Cisco in 1990 as product line manager. He was named director ofproduct marketing in 1992, leading the company's successful launch of newofferings across its router product line in the last eight months.Reporting to John Chambers, Cisco senior vice president, he is responsible forproduct marketing, marketing communications, competitive marketing,documentation and education. Listwin replaces Catherine Muther, whorecently left the company after five years.

James Richardson, 36, who for the last year has served as director ofIntercontinental Operations, has been promoted to vice president ofIntercontinental Operations. Reporting to Chambers, he is responsible forCisco's sales and support activities in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Australia andLatin America. Richardson first joined Cisco in 1990 as general manager forCanada.

The three appointments are unrelated to Cisco's announcement on Sept.21 of its agreement to acquire Crescendo Communications, Inc., aprivately-held, high-performance networking company that provides workgroupsolutions to the desktop.