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Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2016



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On January 15, 2016, Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) completed the previously announced acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Telecity Group plc (“Telecity”) (the “Transaction”). As a result of the Transaction, Telecity became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinix.


In order to obtain clearance from the European Commission for the Transaction, Equinix and Telecity agreed to divest certain facilities in Amsterdam, Frankurt and London (the “Divestment Businesses”) post-closing of the Transaction.


On May 14, 2016, Equinix, as guarantor, and certain of its subsidiaries entered into share purchase agreements (the “Agreements”) to transfer the Divestment Businesses to the Digital Realty Trust, Inc. group of companies (collectively, “Digital Realty”) for total consideration of approximately $874.4 million (the “Divestment”). The Divestment is expected to close during the third quarter of 2016 and is subject to certain closing conditions, including European Commission approval and completion of the works council consultation process in the Netherlands.


Digital Realty, or its affiliates, is currently Equinix’s landlord at other data center properties in the United States and France. Additionally, Equinix holds a minority stake in a joint venture with an affiliate of Digital Realty. Such joint venture leases two buildings to a third party in Ashburn, Virginia.








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.






DATE: May 16, 2016




By: /s/ Keith D. Taylor____________

Keith D. Taylor

Chief Financial Officer