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CyrusOne Board Member Alex Shumate Honored as 2016 ‘Most Influential Black Corporate Director’

July 20, 2016

Savoy magazine recognizes Shumate for outstanding leadership and achievements in directing business growth

DALLAS (July 20, 2016) – Global colocations solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is proud to share that Alex Shumate, non-executive Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director for CyrusOne’s Board of Directors, has been named one of the 2016 “Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” by Savoy magazine. The Savoy list recognizes African-American achievers, influencers, and executives facilitating global change through their leadership.

“We are pleased and honored to have Alex Shumate represent CyrusOne as a member of our board,” said Gary Wojtaszek, president and CEO, CyrusOne. “As an influential member of the CyrusOne network, Alex brings insight, leadership, thoughtfulness, and relationship-building to our company and offers an experienced outlook that we respect and desire in our team. Alex is very deserving of this recognition, and we congratulate him on receiving this distinguished award.”

Shumate has been a member of the CyrusOne board since 2013. Outside of CyrusOne, he is Managing Partner, North America, of the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Director of The J.M. Smucker Company and Chair of The Ohio State University’s Board of Trustees. Shumate has also served as Director of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Nationwide Financial Services, and Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community and aims to showcase and drive positive dialogue on and about black culture. The magazine pulls mainstream ideas and images to center stage through a mix of photography from events, in-depth reports, and social commentary.

CyrusOne operates more than 30 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. CyrusOne provides customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered to include the power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability, including an architecture with the highest available power redundancy (2N).

Renowned for exceptional service, building enduring customer relationships, and high customer satisfaction levels, CyrusOne serves nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 among its more than 945 customers.

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About CyrusOne
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 945 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 175 of the Fortune 1000 or equivalent-sized companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require, and are delivered through a tailored, customer-service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne’s National IX platform provides robust connectivity options to drive revenue, reduce expenses, and improve service quality for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service deliveries throughout its more than 30 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at

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