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10-Q
EQUINIX INC filed this Form 10-Q on 05/03/2019
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Change in Control
Except to the extent set forth in the Notice of Restricted Stock Unit Award, in the event of any Change in Control, vesting of the Target Restricted Stock Units, and any Dividend Equivalents thereon, will automatically accelerate in full as described in Article X of the Plan. However, vesting of the Target Restricted Stock Units, and any Dividend Equivalents thereon, will not automatically accelerate if and to the extent the Restricted Stock Units are, in connection with the Change in Control, either to be assumed by the successor corporation (or its parent) or to be replaced with a comparable award for shares of the capital stock of the successor corporation (or its parent). The determination of award comparability will be made by the Committee, and its determination will be final, binding and conclusive.

In addition, you will vest as to 50% of the unvested Target Restricted Stock Units, and any Dividend Equivalents thereon, if the Company is subject to a Change in Control before your Service terminates, and you are subject to a Qualifying Termination (as defined below) within 12 months after the Change in Control.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any action taken in connection with a Change in Control must either (a) preserve the exemption of the Restricted Stock Units, and any Dividend Equivalents thereon, from Section 409A of the Code or (b) comply with Section 409A of the Code.
Qualifying Termination
A Qualifying Termination means a Separation (as defined below) resulting from: (a) involuntary discharge for any reason other than Cause (as defined below) within 12 months after a Change in Control; or (b) your voluntary resignation for Good Reason (as defined below), between the date that is four months following a Change in Control and the date that is 12 months following a Change in Control; provided, however, that the grounds for Good Reason may arise at any time within the 12 months following the Change in Control.
Cause means your unauthorized use or disclosure of trade secrets that causes material harm to the Company, your conviction of, or a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” to, a felony or your gross misconduct.

Good Reason1 means: (i) a material diminution in your authority, duties or responsibilities, provided, however, if by virtue of the Company being acquired and made a division or business unit of a larger entity following a Change in Control, you retain substantially similar authority, duties or responsibilities for such division or business unit of the acquiring corporation but not for the entire acquiring corporation, such reduction in authority, duties or responsibilities shall not constitute Good Reason for purposes of this subclause (i); (ii) a 10% or greater reduction in your level of compensation, which will be determined based on an average of your annual Total Direct Compensation for the prior three calendar years or, if less, the number of years you have been employed by the Company (referred to below as the “look-back years”); or (iii) a relocation of your place of employment by more than 30 miles, provided and only if such change, reduction or relocation is effected by the Company without your consent. For purposes of the foregoing, Total Direct Compensation means total target cash compensation (annual base salary plus target annual cash incentives) plus the grant value of equity awards, determined at the time of grant, based on the total stock compensation (ASC Topic 718) expense associated with that award; provided, however, that if you commenced employment with the Company during the look-back years, only one-third of the grant value of the equity grant attributable to commencement of employment shall be counted. means: (i) a material diminution in your authority, duties or responsibilities; (ii) a material reduction in your level of compensation (including base salary and target bonus) other than pursuant to a Company-wide reduction of compensation where the reduction affects the other executive officers and your reduction is substantially equal, on a percentage basis, to the reduction of the other executive officers; or (iii) a relocation of your place of employment by more than 30 miles, provided and only if such change, reduction or relocation is effected by the Company without your consent.
For vesting to accelerate as a result of a voluntary resignation for Good Reason, all of the following requirements must be satisfied: (1) you must provide notice to the Company of your intent to assert Good Reason within 120 days of the initial existence of one or more of the conditions set forth in (i) through (iii) of the preceding paragraph; and (2) the Company will have 30 days from the date of such notice to remedy the condition and, if it does so, you may withdraw your resignation or may resign with no acceleration benefit. Should the Company remedy the condition as set forth above and then one or more of the conditions arises again within 12 months following the occurrence of a Change in Control, you may assert Good Reason again subject to all of the conditions set forth herein.
Separation means a “separation from service,” as defined in the regulations under Section 409A of the Code