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Press Release -- January 31st, 2017
Source: Equinix
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Equinix Announces Tax Treatment of 2016 Distributions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the tax treatment for all 2016 distributions on its common stock.

Form 1099

Form 1099

Form 1099

Record Date

Payment Date

Total
Distribution
(per share)

Box 1a Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend
(per share)

Box 1b
Qualified
Taxable
Dividend 
(1)
(per share)

Box 3 Return
of Capital
(per share)

Q1

3/9/16

3/23/16

$1.750000

$1.750000

$0.518666

$0.000000

Q2

5/25/16

6/15/16

$1.750000

$1.750000

$0.518666

$0.000000

Q3

8/24/16

9/14/16

$1.750000

$1.750000

$0.518666

$0.000000

Q4

11/16/16

12/14/16

$1.750000

$1.750000

$0.518666

$0.000000

Total

$7.000000

$7.000000

$2.074663

$0.000000

(1)

Qualified Taxable Dividend is a subset of, and included in, Ordinary Taxable Dividend

This information has been prepared using the best available information to date. Equinix's federal income tax return for the year endedDecember 31, 2016 has not yet been filed. Please note that federal tax laws affect taxpayers differently, and we cannot advise you on how distributions should be reported on your federal income tax return. Please also note that state and local taxation of REIT distributions vary and may not be the same as the federal rules. Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to the specific tax treatment of these distributions.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centres and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centres; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

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SOURCE Equinix

Equinix Media Contacts: Michelle Lindeman, Equinix, Inc., (650) 598-6361, mlindeman@equinix.com, Equinix Investor Relations Contacts: Katrina Rymill, +1 (650) 598-6583, krymill@equinix.com, Paul Thomas, +1 (650) 598-6442, pthomas@equinix.com

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