Tom Bartlett Appointed to Equinix Board of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- April 01, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that Tom Bartlett, chief financial officer and
treasurer for American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), has joined its board of
directors and will also serve as a member of the board’s Audit Committee.
“We are very pleased to welcome Tom to the Equinix board,” said Steve Smith,
president and CEO for Equinix. “Tom brings deep expertise in the
telecommunications space and global markets that will prove invaluable as
Equinix continues its growth trajectory. In addition, his experience steering
American Tower through the conversion to a REIT structure will offer
tremendous insight as Equinix pursues converting to a REIT.”
As CFO and treasurer for American Tower, Bartlett oversees all of the
traditional finance, accounting, treasury, capital markets, tax, internal
audit, enterprise risk, capital allocation and investor relations activities.
He is also responsible for the company’s global information technology
function. Prior to joining American Tower, Bartlett spent 25 years with
Verizon and its predecessor organizations, where he held a number of
leadership positions both in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, he served as
president and CEO of Bell Atlantic International Wireless, responsible for all
wireless activities in Latin America, Europe and Asia. While at Verizon,
Bartlett served as corporate controller, as well as chief compliance officer
and principal accounting officer.
“I am very excited to work with the Equinix team, and provide guidance as the
company moves through the REIT conversion process,” said Bartlett. “Equinix
sits at the center of the digital economy and is in a great position to
capitalize on the trends in mobile, data and video and to accelerate business
performance for its global customer base. I look forward to helping Equinix
extend its leadership position as the global interconnection platform.”
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.
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