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Cisco Systems Appoints David Rubio as Vice President, Cisco Services Asia Pacific

HONG KONG, February 15, 2006 - Cisco Systems® has appointed
Feb 15, 2006

HONG KONG, February 15, 2006 - Cisco Systems® has appointed David Rubio as vice president of Cisco Services, Asia Pacific. Mr. Rubio is based in Hong Kong and reports to Bob Singleton, vice president of Cisco Services.

In this new role, Mr. Rubio will lead the Cisco®'s Asia Pacific Services organization in working with clients to accelerate their success through innovative services delivered by Cisco's world-class people, partners, processes and tools. He will work closely with Owen Chan, president of Cisco Asia Pacific, to deliver quality solutions and services to key Cisco customers in Asia Pacific.

In the past three years, Mr. Rubio has led various teams of the Cisco's Asia Pacific Services organization to develop strategies for clients in general management, marketing and sales strategies in some of the company's highest-growth markets in Asia. Prior to joining the Asia Pacific executive team, he held the lead role responsible for developing and executing the services model for service providers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"David Rubio has brought solid and valuable industry knowledge and global experience to Cisco. His exposure to multiple business functions and geographies, together with his leadership experience with cross-cultural teams during his 11-year stint at Cisco, has made him a truly global manager. I am sure his experience and capabilities will help drive Cisco's next-generation leadership in solutions and services, as well as expediting customer success in Asia Pacific," said Mr. Singleton.

"Today's converged networks require a system-level approach to accelerate business growth," said Rubio. "More and more enterprises are seeing the need for robust services that can support and exploit the potential of the ever-increasing complex network, which is where Cisco's life-cycle services comes in. We provide the innovative and comprehensive set of services - either directly or through our partners - that organizations need to get the most out of their Cisco products."

"Customers of Cisco services have consistently seen real business benefits, including improvements in total cost of ownership, improvements in network availability, and in business agility. The results speak for themselves." Rubio added.

Mr. Rubio has degrees in engineering and management. Spanish by origin, he now lives in Hong Kong with his wife and three children.