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Current Report

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Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): January 19, 2018




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Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On January 19, 2018, Stephen Smith, Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”), resigned from all positions with Equinix. The Board accepted Mr. Smith’s resignation on January 19, 2018. Mr. Smith’s decision to resign was not related to a disagreement with Equinix over any of its operations, policies or practices.


On January 19, 2018, the Board elected Equinix’s current Executive Chairman, Peter Van Camp, age 61, as interim Chief Executive Officer and President.


Mr. Van Camp has served as Equinix’s Executive Chairman since April 2007. Prior to becoming Executive Chairman, Mr. Van Camp served as Equinix’s Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board since May 2000 and as President since March 2006. In addition, in December 2005, Mr. Van Camp was re-elected as Chairman of the Board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to December 2002. Mr. Van Camp currently serves on the board of directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.


There are no transactions between Mr. Van Camp and Equinix that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Any change in compensation for Mr. Van Camp in this interim role has not yet been determined.


A copy of the Company's press release regarding these events is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this 8-K.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




No. Description
99.1 Press Release issued by Equinix on January 25, 2018.







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:  January 25, 2018 EQUINIX, INC.
  By: /s/ Keith D. Taylor
    Keith D. Taylor
  Chief Financial Officer







Number Description
99.1 Press Release issued by Equinix on January 25, 2018.