LMAX Exchange Selects Equinix to Further Enhance Execution Capabilities

  LMAX Exchange Selects Equinix to Further Enhance Execution Capabilities

   Award-winning LMAX Exchange moves to Equinix’s London data center campus

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON -- December 06, 2012

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that LMAX Exchange, the first FSA regulated MTF for
spot FX, has selected the Equinix London LD4/5 data center campus in Slough as
its primary operational site. The move positions LMAX Exchange in the
epicenter of institutional FX trading, further enhancing access to its
award-winning trading technology, reinforcing superior execution capabilities.

Established to deliver the benefits of exchange execution, LMAX Exchange
optimizes the FX trading strategies of buy and sell-side trading institutions
by offering precise, consistent execution, transparent cost of trade and a
level playing field for all market participants. As a result, clients benefit
from superior low-latency trading with an average matching speed of 3ms in
over 60 FX pairs.

“We moved to Equinix because they are well placed to provide us with more than
just data center services,” said Andrew Phillips, head of systems, LMAX
Exchange. “There is a significant amount of FX activity taking place on
Platform Equinix, not just in Slough, but worldwide. Locating our matching
engine in one of the key centers of this community puts LMAX Exchange at the
client’s fingertips.”

There is a large and growing ecosystem of global traders and other financial
services providers inside Equinix data centers. The Equinix LD4/5 campus
houses nearly 200 trading participants, all of whom can connect directly to
the LMAX Exchange. With over 50 low-latency network providers, the LD4/5
campus also provides transatlantic connectivity for ‘follow the sun’ FX
trading, with a 65.7ms round-trip between LD4/5 and New York. Globally,
Platform Equinix™ provides access to more than 700 financial customers spread
across the world’s top 16 global financial markets, as well as the leading
equity MTFs, multiple FI platforms, dark pools, commodities, and new
derivative products.

“LMAX Exchange is a welcome addition to the Equinix financial ecosystem,
extending the range of venues we host outside the traditional Equities
markets,” said Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA. “Their pioneering approach
to reengineering electronic investment models will bring major benefits to the
trading community in our London LD4/5 campus and further afield.”

About LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange is the first FSA regulated MTF for spot FX. Established to
deliver the benefits of exchange execution to the traditionally OTC traded
market, LMAX Exchange is a fundamentally different proposition. LMAX Exchange
delivers precise execution, transparent cost of trade and a level playing
field for all market participants. Just as on exchange, the trade execution is
order-driven against streamed, executable limit orders supplied by the General
Members. Clients benefit from superior low latency trading with an average
matching speed of 3ms in over 60 FX pairs. LMAX Exchange offers multiple
connectivity options: Web, Direct APIs (.NET, Java), FIX 4.4 and leading MT4
bridge providers.

LMAX Exchange delivers clients the following benefits:

  *Unparalleled execution quality
  *Award-winning technology
  *Pre and post trade transparency
  *Strict price/time priority matching
  *Trading anonymity

LMAX Exchange - The professional FX exchange*.

* LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility. Authorised and
regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FSA Registered no. 509778

www.lmax.com

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 30
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. 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 centers 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; a
failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or
acquired data centers; 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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International
Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

Contact:

LMAX Exchange
+44 (0) 203 192 2524
press@LMAX.com
or
Equinix Media Contact (Europe/U.K.)
Text 100
Camille Pomey, +44 (0)20 8846 0789
londonequinix@text100.com
or
Equinix Media Contacts (U.S.):
Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
mneumann@equinix.com
or
GolinHarris for Equinix
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
lrose@golinharris.com
 
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