News Release

Cisco Systems Canada Appoints New Director, Service Provider Operations

October 13, 1999 - Pierre-Paul Allard, general manager,
Oct 13, 1999

October 13, 1999 - Pierre-Paul Allard, general manager, Cisco Systems Canada Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Laliberté as director, Canadian service provider operations. Mr. Laliberté replaces Araldo Menegon, who was promoted to director, AT&T global operations, Cisco Systems, Inc.

In his new role with Cisco, Yves Laliberté will be responsible for all service provider line of business operations for Cisco Systems Canada Co., encompassing ILEXs, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), cable companies, Internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless providers.

"We're very excited to have Yves join our team," said Pierre-Paul Allard, general manager, Cisco Systems Canada Co. "He will be instrumental in our efforts to create new service offerings for Cisco customers and in continuing to help service providers across Canada build out their networks in preparation for the explosive growth of Internet-enabled applications."

Yves Laliberté has over 20 years in the high tech industry, with general management, sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Laliberté was global vice president, sales and marketing, for Alphanet where he dedicated his time to helping expand their customer base to fifteen countries in under a year. Prior to this he was vice president, sales, for Teleglobe.

About Cisco Systems Canada Co.

Cisco Systems - with $12 billion (US) in revenues and over 19,000 employees - is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Established in 1990, Cisco Systems Canada employs over 380 Canadians and is headquartered in Toronto, with field sales and service offices across the country. In addition, Cisco also has a state-of-the-art development centre in Kanata, ON - focusing on the development of optical internetworking solutions to build the next generation of the Internet backbone.

The Internet is changing the way people work, live, learn and play - and Cisco Systems Canada is a primary agent of this change and a compelling example of the power of this revolution. By widely deploying business solutions based on the Internet, Cisco Systems saves over $500 million (US) per year in operating costs, has grown revenues by 100% in two years and has increased customer satisfaction at the same time. Cisco produces networking solutions for enterprise organizations, service providers and small/emerging businesses.


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