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1991

First stock split

First stock split

1991

Within a year of going public, Cisco reaches its first stock split in a 2-for-1 ratio.

Within a year of going public, Cisco reaches its first stock split in a 2-for-1 ratio.

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1991

John Chambers joins Cisco

John Chambers joins Cisco

1991

John Chambers joins Cisco as senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Operations.

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2009

Cisco added to Dow Jones

Cisco added to Dow Jones

2009

Cisco hits another milestone as the company grows.

Cisco hits another milestone as the company grows.

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1998

Cisco opens US Government Affairs office

Cisco opens US Government Affairs office

1998

Cisco opens government affairs office in Washington, DC.

Cisco opens government affairs office in Washington, DC.

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1997

First apearance on Fortune 500

First apearance on Fortune 500

1997

Seven years after our IPO, we make our first appearance on the Fortune 500.

Seven years after our IPO, we make our first appearance on the Fortune 500.

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1995

John Chambers becomes CEO

John Chambers becomes CEO

1995

One of Silicon Valley's longest tenured CEOs, John Chambers joined Cisco in 1991 becoming CEO in 1995. During his tenure Cisco revenue's grew from $1.2 billion in 1995 to $47 billion and 71,833 global employees in 2015 at his retirement.

One of Silicon Valley's longest tenured CEOs, John Chambers joined Cisco in 1991 becoming CEO in 1995. During his tenure Cisco revenue's grew from $1.2 billion in 1995 to $47 billion and 71,833 global employees in 2015 at his retirement.

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2015

Chuck Robbins becomes CEO

Chuck Robbins becomes CEO

2015

Chuck Robbins is appointed CEO of Cisco. In 2017 he is elected Chairman of the Board. As Chairman and CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business. In his 20 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Senior Vice President of The Americas, Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program.

Chuck Robbins is appointed CEO of Cisco. In 2017 he is elected Chairman of the Board. As Chairman and CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business. In his 20 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Senior Vice President of The Americas, Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program.

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2000

Market capitalization

Market capitalization

2000

Cisco becomes the world's most valuable company with $82 a share at its highest.
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1988

John Morgridge becomes CEO

John Morgridge becomes CEO

1988

John Morgridge joins Cisco as President and CEO. Morgridge grew the company from $5 million to more than $1 billion in sales and from 34 to more than 2,250 employees. In 1990 he took Cisco public, in 1995 was appointed chairman, and in 2006 became chairman emeritus.

John Morgridge joins Cisco as President and CEO. Morgridge grew the company from $5 million to more than $1 billion in sales and from 34 to more than 2,250 employees. In 1990 he took Cisco public, in 1995 was appointed chairman, and in 2006 became chairman emeritus.

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1987

Secure VC funding

Secure VC funding

1987

Sequoia Capital provides cisco's first infusion of outside funding, $2.5 million in December 1987. While the early company was profitable, the clout of VC funding allows the company to grow exponentially.

Sequoia Capital provides cisco's first infusion of outside funding, $2.5 million in December 1987. While the early company was profitable, the clout of VC funding allows the company to grow exponentially.

Sequoia Capital provides cisco's first infusion of outside funding, $2.5 million in December 1987. While the early company was profitable, the clout of VC funding allows the company to grow exponentially.

Don Valentine of Sequoia Capital provides cisco's first infusion of outside funding, $2.5 million in December 1987. While the early company was profitable, the clout of VC funding allows the company to grow exponentially.