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Equinix Confirms Preliminary Talks with Board of TelecityGroup Regarding Potential Offer

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Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) notes the recent announcement by TelecityGroup plc (OTC: TLEIY). Equinix confirms that it is in preliminary discussions with the Board of TelecityGroup regarding a possible cash and share offer for TelecityGroup.

The Board of Equinix believes that this opportunity represents attractive shareholder value creation potential for Equinix, complementing and extending Equinix's geographic footprint in Europe and enabling increased network and cloud density to better serve customers. In the United Kingdom, the acquisition of TelecityGroup would add capacity in Central London and Docklands that would complement the focus of Equinix's current operations in Slough. Additionally, the acquisition would add capacity in several of Equinix's current locations throughout Europe, and extend Equinix's footprint into new locations with identified cloud and interconnection needs including Dublin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Milan, Stockholm and Warsaw.

In addition, the Board of Equinix believes that a potential transaction with TelecityGroup would create a more compelling combination than the proposed merger with Interxion Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: INXN) and would deliver greater value for TelecityGroup shareholders.

In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, Equinix must, by not later than 5.00 p.m. on June 4, 2015, either announce a firm intention to make an offer for TelecityGroup in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of the Takeover Panel (the "Panel") in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

This announcement does not amount to a firm intention to make an offer and accordingly, there can be no certainty that any offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any offer would be made. A further announcement will be made as appropriate.

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the Code, Equinix confirms that as at the date of this announcement, it has in issue 56,923,183 shares of $0.001 nominal value each. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of the shares is US29444U7000.

 

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