NASDAQ OMX NLX Selects Equinix
New NASDAQ OMX NLX interest rate derivatives market to leverage mature
financial services ecosystem
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LONDON -- January 23, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, has been selected by NASDAQ OMX NLX (“NLX”) to host the new market
from Equinix’s London, Slough LD4/LD5 International Business Exchange^™
(IBX^®) data center campus. NLX will offer short-term and long-term interest
rate euro- and sterling-based listed derivative products, pending Financial
Services Authority approval.
Launching on Platform Equinix^™ maximizes trading opportunities for the market
both in the London market and internationally. The Equinix Slough data center
campus puts NLX next to over 170 interconnected financial services customers,
including a significant proportion of prospective trading participants.
Internationally, Platform Equinix also provides access to the world’s largest
multi-asset financial ecosystem of more than 700 trading venues, market
participants, specialized networks and technology service providers operating
in the world’s top 16 financial markets.
“NLX is designed to be an efficient and easily accessible market,” said
Charlotte Crosswell, chief executive officer, NLX. “We want to ensure that our
market participants have seamless and reliable access to NLX via familiar and
trusted suppliers. Equinix provides an established ecosystem with key market
participants already connected. Those participants will be able to benefit
from NLX’s lower fees, ability to trade both ends of the curve on one market
and the cross-margin efficiencies offered by all products at LCH.Clearnet.”
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with NASDAQ OMX from the U.S.
into Europe for this major new market,” said Russell Poole, managing director,
Equinix, UK. “Our depth of experience of exchange deployments around the world
and the built-in advantages offered by our financial services ecosystem will
help NLX to quickly establish itself in the fixed-income derivatives space.”
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 31
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.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix
Liam Rose, +1 (415) 318-4380
Camille Pomey, +44 (0)20 8846 0789
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