SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 19, 2018
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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 19, 2018, Equinix, Inc. (the Company), entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the Equity Distribution Agreement) by and among the Company, on the one hand, and Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC (each, a Manager and collectively, the Managers), on the other hand. Pursuant to the terms of the Equity Distribution Agreement, the Company may sell from time to time through or to the Managers, as the Companys sales agents or as principals, shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $750,000,000 (the Shares). The sales, if any, of the Shares under the Equity Distribution Agreement may be made by means of ordinary brokers transactions on the Nasdaq Global Select Market at market prices, to or through a market maker at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices, in block transactions, or as otherwise agreed upon by the Managers and the Company, including by any method permitted by law deemed to be an at the market offering as defined in Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). No shares of the Companys common stock remain available for sale under the Companys previous Equity Distribution Agreement, dated August 4, 2017.
For the sales of Shares through the Managers, as the Companys sales agents, the Company will pay the Managers a commission at a mutually agreed rate, not to exceed 2.0% of the gross sales price per Share. In addition, the Company has agreed to pay certain expenses incurred by the Managers in connection with the offering. The Company may also sell Shares to one or more of the Managers as principal for such Managers own account at a price agreed upon at the time of sale. If the Company sells Shares to one or more of the Managers as principal, the Company will enter into a separate terms agreement with such Manager. The Company has no obligation to sell any shares under the Equity Distribution Agreement, and may at any time suspend the offering of shares under the Equity Distribution Agreement.
The Equity Distribution Agreement contains customary representations and warranties of the parties and indemnification and contribution provisions under which the Company and the Managers have agreed to indemnify each other against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from sales, if any, under the Equity Distribution Agreement of the Shares, if any, for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Equity Distribution Agreement were made only for purposes of that agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Equity Distribution Agreement and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made by each contracting party to the other as a way of allocating contractual risk between them that differ from those applicable to investors. Moreover, the subject matter of the representations and warranties are subject to more recent developments. Accordingly, investors should be aware that these representations, warranties and covenants or any description thereof alone may not describe the actual state of affairs of the Company or its subsidiaries, affiliates, businesses or stockholders as of the date they were made or at any other time.
The Shares will be issued pursuant to the Companys shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-221380). The Company filed a prospectus supplement, dated December 19, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the offer and sale of the Shares pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Equity Distribution Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The legal opinion of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP relating to the shares of common stock being offered is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The legal opinion of Sullivan & Worcester LLP relating to tax matters is filed as Exhibit 8.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Equity Distribution Agreement, dated as of December 19, 2018, between Equinix, Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC.
|Opinion of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
|Opinion of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.
|Consent of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
|Consent of Sullivan & Worcester LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1).
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.
|/s/ Keith D. Taylor
|Keith D. Taylor
|Chief Financial Officer
Date: December 19, 2018