Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 16, 2023




(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






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(IRS Employer
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One Lagoon Drive


Redwood City, California



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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;

Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Election of Director

Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) has elected Thomas Olinger as an independent director to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective January 18, 2023. With the election of Mr. Olinger, Equinix’s Board now consists of 12 members.

Mr. Olinger will serve as a member of the Board’s Audit, Finance, and Real Estate Committees.

The election of Mr. Olinger was not pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between Mr. Olinger and any third party. As of the date of this report, Mr. Olinger is not a party, either directly or indirectly, to any transaction that is required to be reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

As member of Equinix’s Board, Mr. Olinger will receive Equinix’s standard compensation for non-employee directors.

Departure of Director

On January 16, 2023, Irving Lyons, a member of Equinix’s Board since 2007, notified the Board that he would not stand for reelection as a director of Equinix. Mr. Lyons’s decision not to stand for reelection was not due to any disagreement with Equinix on any matter relating to Equinix’s operations, policies, or practices. Mr. Lyons’s term will end after Equinix’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders to be held in May 2023.

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On January 20, 2023, Equinix issued a press release announcing the election of Mr. Olinger to the Board and Mr. Lyons’s decision not to stand for reelection to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Press Release of Equinix, Inc. dated January 20, 2023.


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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.










January 20, 2023


/s/ Keith D, Taylor




Keith D. Taylor




Chief Financial Officer