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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): February 22, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39940   77-0059951
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, California   95134-1706
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(408) 526-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Title of each class





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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   CSCO   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

As previously disclosed in a Form 8-K filing, on December 11, 2020, Irving Tan, former Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations of Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) notified Cisco of his decision to return to Singapore and stepped down from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations of Cisco effective December 14, 2020. On February 22, 2021, Cisco entered into a Letter of Transfer Agreement – International Transfer (the “Transfer Agreement”) with Mr. Tan, in connection with his relocation from San Jose, California to Singapore. Consistent with Cisco’s International Transfer Policy for Vice Presidents and above, under the Transfer Agreement, Mr. Tan will be entitled to various allowances and services in connection with his relocation, including housing assistance, travel allowances, transition assistance, tax service assistance, home and vehicle sales assistance, and tax restoration benefits with respect to certain of the allowances and services (the “Relocation Benefits”). Such Relocation Benefits are contingent upon Mr. Tan’s continued employment with Cisco.

The foregoing description of the Transfer Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Transfer Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits




Description of Document

10.1    Letter of Transfer – International Transfer by and between Cisco Systems, Inc. and Irving Tan
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


Dated: February 25, 2021     By:  

/s/ Evan Sloves

    Name:   Evan Sloves
    Title:   Secretary