Amendment to Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   000-31293   77-0487526

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

One Lagoon Drive

Redwood City, California 94065

(650) 598-6000

(Addresses of principal executive offices)



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On January 25, 2018, Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Original Form 8-K”) reporting that the Equinix Board of Directors had elected Equinix’s current Executive Chairman, Peter Van Camp, as interim Chief Executive Officer and President on January 19, 2018. This Form 8-K/A amends the Original Form 8-K to add disclosure regarding Mr. Van Camp’s compensation arrangements which were approved on February 27, 2018.


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

On February 27, 2018, in connection with the election of Equinix’s Executive Chairman Peter Van Camp as interim Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 19, 2018, the Compensation Committee approved the following compensation package for Mr. Van Camp: (i) an annual salary of $750,000 effective February 18, 2018, (ii) an annual target percentage of 130% of base salary under the Equinix Annual Incentive Plan for the 2018 performance period, and (iii) the grant of 12,398 restricted stock units under the Equinix 2000 Equity Incentive Plan (the “RSUs”). Of such RSUs, 50% will vest based on revenue and adjusted funds from operations (“AFFO”) performance for 2018 and service for two years thereafter; 25% will vest based on Equinix’s total shareholder return against the Russell 1000 over a three-year period; and 25% will vest based on service-only over three years. As a result, 75% of the RSUs awarded to Mr. Van Camp are 100% at risk if the performance goals are not met.


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: March 2, 2018     By:  

/s/ Keith D. Taylor


Keith D. Taylor


Chief Financial Officer