News Release

Cisco to Host Conference Call on Its Agreement to Acquire Linksys

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2003 - Cisco Systems has
Mar 20, 2003

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2003 - Cisco Systems has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 7:00 a.m. (PT) to discuss its definitive agreement to acquire privately held Linksys, a developer of networking equipment including wireless and wired home routers and access points for the consumer and small office/home office (SOHO) markets.

Join Cisco's senior vice president and general manager of product development, Charlie Giancarlo and senior vice president of corporate development, Dan Scheinman, as they discuss the business and technological aspects of this acquisition, which represents Cisco's entry into the multi-billion dollar home networking market.

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003

Time: 7:00 a.m. PT; 10:00 a.m. ET

Listen via the Internet:
We are pleased to offer a live audio broadcast of the conference call at under "webcast and events".

To Listen via Telephone:
888-469-2190 for domestic callers
312-470-7154 for international callers

RSVP: no RSVP is necessary; limited lines available on a first come, first serve basis.

Replay: A playback of the conference call is available from 9:30 a.m. (PT) March 20th 2003 through 9:30 a.m. PT on March 22nd. Domestic callers may listen to a replay at 800-327-0517. International callers may listen to a replay at 402-220-0184. The call runs 24 hours, seven days a week.

An archive version will also be available on Cisco Systems' website at

For More Information: Mojgan Khalili, Cisco Systems, 978- 497-3022
Further information regarding the Linksys acquisition including an executive Q&A and a video is available on News@Cisco: