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24 April 2009: TelecityGroup, Europe's leading provider of premium network independent data centres, has been awarded ‘Best Leadership and Innovation in Environmental Policy’ in the 2009 Data Centre Europe Awards.

The new category has been introduced to the 2009 Data Centre Europe Awards to recognise those within the data centre industry who are driving forward sustainable change and embracing the global environmental concerns related to energy and carbon and the wider context of resource consumption and operational efficiency.

Ashley Davis, chair of the judging panel and Managing Director with JPMorgan Chase, responsible for the firm’s global data centre strategy and their Sustainability/Optimization agenda commented: “TelecityGroup has a clear understanding of the part that data centres play; the company has embraced a wide programme of initiatives, including its early adoption of the EU Code of Conduct, its company-wide efficiency programmes, education projects and use of renewable energy supplies.”

Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup commented: “We are delighted to be recognised for our environmental policy and our dedication to minimising the impact each of our facilities has on the environment. Our facilities are designed and managed to maximise energy efficiency, but by continuing to innovate in this area we can demonstrate best practice to the industry and wider IT community.”

TelecityGroup was also nominated for ‘Best Pan European Data Centre Operator’, and Tobin was nominated for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’. For further information on the awards please visit:

TelecityGroup is the leading provider of premium, network independent data centres in Europe, offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 22 network independent data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.

Telecity Group plc, the parent company of TelecityGroup, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY)

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