Form 8.3 - Equinix, Inc.

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FORM 8.3

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Full name of discloser:     The TCW Group, Inc.
(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

    N/A
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

    Equinix, Inc.
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:     N/A
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

    24 July 2015
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

    Yes. Telecity Group plc
   

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:     US29444U7000  

 

    Interests     Short positions
    Number     %     Number     %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:     782,766*     1.4     0     0
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:     0     0     0     0
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:     0     0     98,600     0.2

TOTAL:

    782,766*     1.4     98,600     0.2
               

* The change in holdings of 250 shares since the last disclosure on 23 July 2015 is due to the transfer out of discretionary holdings. The change in holdings of 12 shares since the last disclosure on 23 July 2015 is due to dealing carried out by a third party with dealing discretion. TCW does not have discretion regarding dealing in 113,621 shares included in the total.

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors’ and other employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:     None
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:     N/A
   

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant security     Purchase/sale     Number of securities     Price per unit
US29444U7000     Sell     2     $275.49
           

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant security     Product description

e.g. CFD

    Nature of dealing

e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

    Number of reference securities     Price per unit
None    

 

                 
               

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security     Product description e.g. call option     Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.     Number

of securities to which option relates

    Exercise price per unit     Type

e.g. American, European etc.

    Expiry date     Option money paid/ received per unit
None                                          
                           

(ii) Exercise

Class of relevant security     Product description

e.g. call option

    Exercising/ exercised against     Number of securities     Exercise price per unit
None                        
               

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security     Nature of dealing

e.g. subscription, conversion

    Details     Price per unit (if applicable)
N/A    

 

           
           

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”

None

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”

None.

 

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?     Yes
   
Date of disclosure:     24 July 2015
Contact name:     Sean Plater
Telephone number:     001-213-244-0652
   

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Full name of person making disclosure:     The TCW Group, Inc.
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities the disclosure relates:     Equinix Inc.
   
 

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class of relevant security     Product description e.g. call option     Written or purchased     Number of securities to which option or derivative relates     Exercise price per unit     Type

e.g. American, European etc.

    Expiry date
EQIX C270     CALL OPTION     SALE     49,300     $270     American     8/21/15
EQIX C270     CALL OPTION     SALE     49,300     $270     American     9/18/15
                       

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:
 

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: The TCW Group, Inc.
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 476812
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150727T222555+0100

Contacts

The TCW Group, Inc.

Contacts

The TCW Group, Inc.