SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 13, 2012
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 13, 2012, Gary B. Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco), adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell up to 385,180 shares of Cisco stock acquired upon vesting of restricted stock units. The plan is scheduled to terminate in December 2013.
In addition, on December 17, 2012, Robert W. Lloyd, President, Development and Sales of Cisco, adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to (i) exercise up to 30,000 Cisco stock options originally granted in 2004 and set to expire by August 2013, and sell the acquired shares of Cisco stock, and (ii) sell up to 43,750 shares of Cisco stock acquired upon vesting of restricted stock units. The plan is scheduled to terminate in March 2014.
Further, on December 18, 2012, Frank A. Calderoni, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cisco, adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to (i) exercise up to 251,333 Cisco stock options originally granted in 2004 and set to expire between May and August of 2013, and sell the acquired shares of Cisco stock. The plan is scheduled to terminate in August 2013.
The transactions under the plans will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plans were adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Ciscos policies regarding stock transactions.
Rule 10b5-1 permits individuals who are not in possession of material, non-public information at the time the plan is adopted to establish pre-arranged plans to buy or sell company stock. Using these plans, individuals can prudently and gradually diversify their investment portfolios over an extended period of time.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.