8-K 1 d772750d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





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): August 13, 2014




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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On August 13, 2014, Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Cisco”) announced a restructuring plan that will impact up to 6,000 employees, representing approximately 8 percent of Cisco’s global workforce. Cisco expects to take action under this plan beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Cisco currently estimates that it will recognize pre-tax charges to its GAAP financial results in an amount not expected to exceed $700 million consisting of severance and other one-time termination benefits, and other associated costs. These charges are primarily cash-based. Cisco expects that approximately $250 million to $350 million of these charges will be recognized during the first quarter of fiscal 2015 with the remaining amount to be recognized during the rest of the fiscal year.

The foregoing contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include the size of the restructuring and the amount and timing of the related charges. Statements regarding future events are based on Cisco’s current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to the completion of the restructuring in the manner anticipated by Cisco. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including: Cisco’s ability to implement the restructuring in various geographies; possible changes in the size and components of the expected costs and charges associated with the plan; and risks associated with Cisco’s ability to achieve the benefits of the planned restructuring. For information regarding other factors that could cause Cisco’s results to vary from expectations, please see the “Risk Factors” section of Cisco’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Cisco undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements.


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: August 13, 2014     By:  

/s/ Frank A. Calderoni

    Name:   Frank A. Calderoni

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer