MIAX Selects Equinix for New Options Exchange Trading Platform

  MIAX Selects Equinix for New Options Exchange Trading Platform

    Exchange to leverage Platform Equinix in New York metro-area locations

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- December 20, 2012

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that the MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX) has selected
Equinix International Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data centers for its
primary, backup and disaster recovery sites for its new options exchange
trading platform. MIAX, the newest U.S. equity options exchange, successfully
launched trading operations on December 7, 2012.

The MIAX trading platform was custom designed and developed to meet the unique
functional and performance demands of derivatives trading that includes the
need for a secure and reliable platform, ultra-low latency and exceptional
throughput. MIAX leverages the Equinix global financial ecosystem to provide
instant access and rapid service provisioning for MIAX partner participants,
enabling MIAX to capitalize on opportunities for growth in the financial
services sector. Located in four Equinix data centers including two in the New
York campus, MIAX can interconnect with potential customers and partners
inside Platform Equinix^™. MIAX cited Equinix’s global footprint as one of the
key factors in selecting the company.

“By utilizing Equinix IBX data centers, the MIAX trading platform takes
advantage of Equinix’s established financial infrastructure deployment
experience and optimal low-latency connections through direct connections to
exchanges and trading partners,” said Doug Schafer, executive vice president
and chief information officer at MIAX. “We are impressed with the features and
performance of the Equinix interconnection platform and its ability to ensure
a quality customer experience.”

“As MIAX establishes itself in the options industry, Equinix looks forward to
delivering unparalleled security, connectivity and low-latency inside our
facilities,” said John Knuff, general manager, Global Financial Services at
Equinix. “Backed by our experience with more than 75 exchange deployments
globally, Equinix understands the unique needs of the electronic trading
community, and we’re pleased to support MIAX as it seeks to provide
best-in-class performance and customer support.”

Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial
market participants, including trading venues, buy- and sell-side firms,
market data providers, technology providers and financial networks. More than
700 financial services customers locate servers and infrastructure within
Equinix data centers to support mission-critical financial services
applications with highly reliable, low-latency connectivity.

About MIAX Options Exchange

MIAX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH).
MIAX has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating
and trading on options exchanges. The initial focus of MIH is to leverage
management’s expertise and relationships in the equity options space to launch
the MIAX Options Exchange. MIAX intends to launch the MIAX Equities Exchange
once the MIAX Options Exchange is operational and plans to pursue Latin
American equity listings. The launch of the MIAX Equities Exchange is subject
to SEC approval. The vision for the MIAX Equities Exchange is to become a
marketplace that enables access to the Latin American markets, a place where
global Hispanic entrepreneurs can seek capital and growth opportunities, and
an exchange where Latin American companies will want to be listed. MIAX
believes that Miami is the ideal location for taking advantage of the rapidly
developing business opportunities emanating from the Americas and that Latin
American companies will be interested in listing on the MIAX because of its
presence in Miami. The MIAX Futures Exchange is also planned as a follow-on
initiative. The launch of the MIAX Futures Exchange is subject to CFTC
approval. www.MiaxOptions.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 Concerning Equinix

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.

Forward-Looking Statements Concerning MIH and MIAX

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of
an offer to purchase any securities of MIH, and shall not constitute an offer,
solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer;
solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain
forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
concerning the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other
statements that are not historical or current facts of MIH, together with its
subsidiaries, including MIAX (the Company). Forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, statements about the possible or assumed
future results of operations of the Company; the competitive position of the
Company; potential growth opportunities available to the Company; the
expectation with respect to securities, options and future markets and general
economic conditions; the effects of competition on the Company’s business; and
the impact of future legislation and regulatory changes on the Company’s
business. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current
expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Equinix
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
mneumann@equinix.com
or
GolinHarris for Equinix
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
lrose@golinharris.com
or
MIAX
Dominique Prunetti-Miller, +1 609-897-1465
dprunetti@miami-holdings.com
 
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