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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 9, 2021

 

 

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

(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.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) held on December 13, 2021, Cisco’s stockholders voted on the following four proposals and cast their votes as follows:

Proposal 1: To elect eleven members of Cisco’s Board of Directors (the “Board”):

 

Nominee

  

For

  

Against

  

Abstained

  

Broker Non-Votes

M. Michele Burns

   2,807,138,082    184,938,737    10,134,440    509,228,422

Wesley G. Bush

   2,969,988,584    21,533,792    10,688,883    509,228,422

Michael D. Capellas

   2,691,054,943    292,278,348    18,877,968    509,228,422

Mark Garrett

   2,655,233,554    336,743,214    10,234,491    509,228,422

John D. Harris II

   2,982,457,136    8,977,219    10,776,904    509,228,422

Dr. Kristina M. Johnson

   2,969,930,620    22,437,719    9,842,920    509,228,422

Roderick C. McGeary

   2,748,314,238    243,048,256    10,848,765    509,228,422

Charles H. Robbins

   2,739,259,879    244,433,307    18,518,073    509,228,422

Brenton L. Saunders

   2,906,824,741    84,664,536    10,721,982    509,228,422

Dr. Lisa T. Su

   2,984,343,494    8,133,897    9,733,868    509,228,422

Marianna Tessel

   2,984,597,250    7,733,385    9,880,624    509,228,422

Proposal 2: To approve, on an advisory basis, executive compensation:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstained

  

Broker Non-Votes

2,642,125,104    342,492,164    17,593,991    509,228,422

Proposal 3: To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Cisco’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending July 30, 2022:

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstained

  

Broker Non-Votes

3,328,901,158    170,925,745    11,612,778    0

Proposal 4: A stockholder proposal to have Cisco’s Board amend Cisco’s proxy access bylaw to remove the stockholder aggregation limit.

 

For

  

Against

  

Abstained

  

Broker Non-Votes

1,206,876,039    1,775,284,488    20,050,732    509,228,422

 

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On December 9, 2021, Prat Bhatt, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Cisco, adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell shares of Cisco stock. The plan is scheduled to terminate in December 2022.

The transactions under the plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plan was adopted in accordance with guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Cisco’s 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.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

      CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Dated: December 14, 2021     By:  

/s/ Evan Sloves

    Name:   Evan Sloves
    Title:   Secretary
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