News Release

Cisco Systems Canada Announces Promotion of Brent Rebus to Director, Canadian Channel Operations

TORONTO, ON - September 18, 2000 - Pierre-Paul Allard,
Sep 18, 2000

TORONTO, ON - September 18, 2000 - Pierre-Paul Allard, managing director, Cisco Systems Canada Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Brent Rebus to Director, Canadian Channel Operations. In his new role, Brent Rebus will be responsible for all channel operations for Cisco Systems Canada Co. including enterprise, service provider and distribution partners.

"In his six years at Cisco, Brent has consistently demonstrated leadership in driving Cisco's performance which has led to a strengthened channel model in Canada," said Pierre-Paul Allard, Managing Director, Cisco Systems Canada. "Our Ecosystem partnerships are critically important in delivering added value solutions to our customers across Canada. Today over 80% of Cisco Canada's transactions go through our Ecosystem partners."

Brent joined Cisco in November 1994 as Capital Region Manager and moved to Toronto in 1997 to assume the leadership of the Enterprise Channel Region. Prior to joining Cisco, Brent spent 11 years at IBM. His past experience includes leadership roles in System Engineering, Product Marketing and Sales Management.

Brent holds a Bcom (honours) from the University of Ottawa.

About Cisco Systems Canada Co.

Cisco Systems - with $18.8 billion (US) in revenues and over 30,000 employees - is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Established in 1990, Cisco Systems Canada employs over 300 employees across Canada dedicated to sales and service. In addition, Cisco has approximately 350 employees at their research and development site in Kanata, Ontario.

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 $825 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. Additional information on the company and its products can be found at

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