News Release

Cisco Systems Completes Acquisition of StrataCom

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 10, 1996 - CiscoSystems, Inc. today
Jul 10, 1996

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 10, 1996 - CiscoSystems, Inc. today announced thecompletion of its purchase of StrataCom,Inc., following a July 9 vote of approval by StrataCom shareholders.

On April 22, the two companies agreed to a stock-swap agreement in whichshares of Cisco stock would be exchanged for all outstanding shares,options and warrants of StrataCom. Under the terms of the agreement, oneshare of Cisco common stock will be exchanged for one share of StrataComcommon stock. The transaction will be accounted for as a pooling ofinterests.

Cisco will restate its financial results for fiscal years 1992-1996 toreflect the acquisition. The transaction is expected to have a slightlydilutive impact on earnings in fiscal 1996, including transaction costs.

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