News Release

Cisco to Participate in National Retail Federation Show in New York City

WHO: Cisco Systems, Inc. WHAT: 94th Annual National Retail
Jan 17, 2005

WHO: Cisco Systems, Inc.

WHAT: 94th Annual National Retail Federation Convention and Exposition

NRF X05 Pavilion
Cisco will participate in the NRF X05 "Bookstore of the Future," a prototype of a "Smart Store" constructed on the show expo floor. Cisco and other industry and technology leaders have worked together to exhibit the latest design ideas, innovations and technologies that provide an exciting in-store customer experience. Stop by booth #249, Jan.17-18, 2005, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibitor "Big Ideas" Session
Join Cisco and leading industry suppliers as they discuss new developments in the retail market. Learn how to take the "Vision of the Future" and make it a reality in your stores today. Attend the session presented jointly by Cisco and Intel on Jan. 18, 2005, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to noon, on the show floor.

CEO Insight Sessions
Cisco's Mohsen Moazami, vice president, Internet Business Solutions Group, will moderate a CEO Insight Session with Thomas McInerney, CEO, Home Shopping Network. Insight Sessions allow retail CEOs to give attendees a glimpse into their company's strategy and business. Attendees will hear directly from retail visionaries about the trends and challenges facing the industry. A 15-minute session by the executive will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The session is on Jan. 19, 2005, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Press and Analyst Briefings
If you are interested in scheduling a briefing at the show to hear about Cisco in retail, please contact Laura Johnston at 408 525-3582. You can also stop by the Cisco booth (#371) to schedule a briefing and to see the Cisco Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-ready networks demonstration.

WHEN: January 17-19, 2005

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

WHY: Learn how technology innovations for retail stores can help enhance the customer experience and reduce operating expenses.