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Switch and Data Stockholders Approve Merger with Equinix

February 2, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsFOSTER CITY, CA & TAMPA, FL – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Switch and Data Facilities Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, today announced that Switch and Data stockholders have voted to approve Switch and Data’s merger with and into Sundance Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinix. More than 99% of votes were in favor of the merger, and the holders of more than 85% of Switch and Data’s outstanding common stock participated in the vote.

Completion of the merger remains subject to the expiration or termination of the waiting period imposed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, as amended, and the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions specified in the merger agreement between Equinix and Switch and Data. The merger is expected to close in the second quarter of 2010. Switch and Data will announce the expected closing date of the merger by issuing a press release and filing that press release on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than five business days before the expected closing date.


About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 350 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 45 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its website located at www.equinix.com/investors. We encourage you to check Equinix’s website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

About Switch and Data

Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest collocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® – the world’s first commercial Internet exchange.

For more information about Switch and Data, please visit www.switchanddata.com.

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