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Press Release -- September 7th, 2022
Source: etix-everywhere

Etix Everywhere accelerates its development and integrates CIV France into its network of data centers

Lille, September 7, 2022 Etix Everywhere continues its development in France with
the announcement of its intention to acquire CIV France, one of the main regional
colocation players with two data centers in North of France. After the opening of a new
data center at the end of 2021 in Nantes, ETIX is strengthening its position on the
French market with a network of 7 data centers and has a leading position in the North
and West. Its ambition over the next 3 years is to double its data center base in France
and become the leader in edge data centers. The acquisition of CIV France is subject
to the usual conditions including regulatory approvals in France and should be
finalized by the end of 2022.

Since its foundation in 1974, CIV France has forged a solid reputation as well as a strong
customer base in designing, building and operating IT room and colocation data center.
Opened in 2010, the first ADC1 data center (1.2 MW 370 racks) located in Lille (France) is
today the main connectivity hub in the Northern part of France. In 2016, a second data
center, ADC2 (1.5 MW 486 racks), was built 50 kms away to support local and national
companies by providing redundant dual site solution. To continue to meet the growth needs
of its customers, a third data center was under study, but CIV France preferred to integrate
the ETIX network and thus take advantage of the existing available capacities on Etix Lille
#1. This decision is in line with the path taken by the company since 2016 to reduce the
carbon footprint of its activity and strengthen the regional DC network. This collaboration will
also allow Jérémy and Sébastien Cousin, cofounders of CIV France, to apply their
sustainable methodology and technical solutions on the entire ETIX data center portfolio.

Louis Blanchot, CEO of Etix Everywhere: “This operation is a new major step in our strategy
to become the leading regional edge DC player in France and Europe. The two data centers
developed by CIV France are stateoftheart infrastructure and have excellent connectivity
with the best Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Europe.

Thomas Hombert, Managing Director of Etix Everywhere France adds: “Beyond the addition
of new colocation capacities for our Customers, we are also and above all going to develop
a strong partnership with CIV5.0 (cofounded by Jérémy and Sébastien Cousin) to set up
“green” solutions on our data center network. These innovative solutions have successfully
been applied to their “green data centers” and they will accelerate our commitments as
member of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact (
link here). Building efficient facilities with
low PUEs is no longer enough. At a time of climate emergency, it is now necessary to ask
ourselves how we can supply our data centers with cost predictable renewable energy, and
how we can wisely reuse the waste heat created by the servers »

Jérémy and Sébastien Cousin, respectively CEO and Managing Director of CIV5.0:

“We were looking for an opportunity to develop actions in favor of the environment in the
data center sector. As this African proverb says “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want
to go far go together “, we made the decision and are happy to have joined the project of
ETIX, a major French player with a strong ambition in France and abroad. We thus ensure
the continuity of a company and the experience acquired over 50 years with CIV 5.0”

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