News Release

Cisco Systems Completes Acquisition of Nashoba Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 19, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc.
Sep 19, 1996

SAN JOSE, Calif. - September 19, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announcedit has completed the purchase of privately-held Nashoba Networks, Inc., aLittleton, Mass.-based innovator in Token Ring switching technologies.

The acquisition follows an August6 announcement of a stock-swap agreement in which shares worthapproximately $100 million will be exchanged for all outstanding shares andoptions of Nashoba Networks. The transaction will be accounted for as apooling of interests.

With the acquisition of Nashoba Networks, Cisco customers will have accessto a broad set of TokenRing LAN-switching solutions targeted at workgroup and backboneenvironments.

CiscoSystems(NASDAQ:CSCO) is theleading global supplier of internetworking solutions forcorporate intranets and the global Internet. Cisco's products --includingrouters,LAN and WAN switches, dial-up accessservers and network managementsoftware -- are integrated by Cisco IOS(tm)software tolink geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks.Company news andproduct/service information are available at World WideWeb site .Cisco is headquartered in San Jose,Calif.

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