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DC BLOX Hires Melih Ileri as SVP of Capital Markets and Strategy

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DC BLOX, a provider of multi-tenant data centers, dark fiber and connectivity solutions that delivers the infrastructure essential to today’s digital business, today announces that the company has hired veteran finance director Melih Ileri as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy. In this newly created position, Mr. Ileri will lead DC BLOX’s efforts to secure new debt and equity investments, along with driving financial strategies and partnerships to drive the company’s next phase of growth. This move further demonstrates DC BLOX’s commitment to accelerate its strategic growth plan and increase the value of the company’s data centers, regional network and fiber assets in the Southeast.

“I am impressed with the DC BLOX team for creating a massive platform for growth with properties, land for expansion and a community-first approach,” said Mr. ileri. “With a growing market of hyperscale, cloud providers and large-scale enterprises in the region, I am very excited about the exponential growth opportunity that lies ahead.”

Melih Ileri brings to DC BLOX an impressive track record of executing complex financial transactions in the data center industry and creating strategic partnerships on a global scale with hyperscale, cloud and content providers. Prior to joining DC BLOX, Mr. Ileri spent 10 years in Corporate Development at EdgeConnex, where he was responsible for raising equity and debt financing, developing strategic partnerships and driving mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure, Mr. Ileri helped EdgeConnex build and finance more than 40 data centers in 33 markets in North America, Europe, South America and Asia, deploying billions of dollars in capital worldwide.

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“I am very proud of the team we are building at DC BLOX to drive the execution of our company’s strategy. Melih’s deep capital markets experience, industry relationships and global expertise are highly desired by our board, investors and leadership team to accelerate our ambitious plans in the Southeast,” said Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “Our strategy to address the digital infrastructure needs of underserved markets in the Southeast is working well and adding top talent like Melih to execute on our rapid expansion plans is an exciting step in our journey.”

The Southeast is brimming with opportunities that require investments in digital infrastructure, including data centers, network connectivity and dark fiber. Hyperscale cloud providers, enterprises, governments, universities, healthcare organizations and many others share the same need to digitally transform their organizations to stay ahead of their competition and meet increasing customer demand for new digital services. Making the necessary digital infrastructure locally available is essential for the growth and prosperity of the region.

For more information about DC BLOX, visit www.dcblox.com.

About DC BLOX

DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers and dark fiber solutions that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s private network structure and robust connectivity ecosystem enables access to embedded carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers for businesses in the Southeast. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC, and a future cable station in Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, visit www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684, and connect to DC BLOX TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

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