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Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire BroadSoft

Date: October 23, 2017 Time: 06:00 AM PST


Forward-Looking Statements

This presentation may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the combination of the companies’ products and technologies to capture market opportunity in collaboration, the expected benefits to Cisco, BroadSoft and their respective customers from completing the acquisition, including the acceleration of the pace of innovation across Cisco’s collaboration portfolio, the delivery of next generation collaboration capabilities for customers, and the acceleration of the growth of Cisco’s cloud collaboration portfolio as a result of the acquisition, and the expected completion of the acquisition. Statements regarding future events are based on the parties’ current expectations and are necessarily subject to associated risks related to, among other things, obtaining BroadSoft’s stockholder and regulatory approval of the acquisition or that other conditions to the closing of the transaction may not be satisfied, the potential impact on the business of BroadSoft due to the uncertainty about the acquisition, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement, the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction, general economic conditions, the retention of employees of BroadSoft and the ability of Cisco to successfully integrate BroadSoft’s market opportunities, technology, personnel and operations and to achieve expected benefits. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. For information regarding other related risks, see the “Risk Factors” section of Cisco’s most recent report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 7, 2017. Cisco undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.


Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed acquisition and required stockholder approval, BroadSoft will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a preliminary proxy statement and a definitive proxy statement. The proxy statement will be mailed to the stockholders of BroadSoft. BroadSoft’s stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement (including all amendments and supplements) and other relevant materials when they become available because they will contain important information. Investors may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other documents filed with the SEC at its website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by BroadSoft by going to BroadSoft’s Investor Relations page on its corporate website at http://investors.broadsoft.com or by contacting BroadSoft Investor Relations at (561) 404-2130.

BroadSoft and its officers and directors and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from BroadSoft’s stockholders with respect to the acquisition. Information about BroadSoft’s executive officers and directors is set forth in the proxy statement for the BroadSoft’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 17, 2017, and BroadSoft’s other filings with the SEC. Investors may obtain more detailed information regarding the direct and indirect interests of BroadSoft and its respective executive officers and directors in the acquisition by reading the preliminary and definitive proxy statements regarding the transaction, which will be filed with the SEC.

In addition, Cisco and its officers and directors may be deemed to have participated in the solicitation of proxies from BroadSoft’s stockholders in favor of the approval of the transaction. Information concerning Cisco’s directors and executive officers is set forth in Cisco’s proxy statement for its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on October 24, 2016, annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 7, 2017, Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 18, 2017, and Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 13, 2017. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by going to Cisco’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.cisco.com.

Speaker(s):

  • Rob Salvagno, Cisco VP of Corporate Development,
  • Rown Trollope, Cisco SVP and GM, Application Group,
  • Michael Tessler, BroadSoft CEO


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