T5 Data Centers Receives Tax Exemption for New Build-to-Suit Data Center at Kings Mountain Campus

North Carolina Competes Act HB 117 Gives New Kings Mountain Data Center Tenants Millions of Dollars in Tax Exemptions for Both Construction and Operations.

Kings Mountain, NC, USA (March 5, 2016) -- T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, has been granted tax exempt status by the state of North Carolina for its new build-to-suit project at the company's King's Mountain Data Center campus. The tax incentive was awarded under the recently enacted HB 117, the North Carolina Competes Act, which grants tax privileges specifically to data centers, and will provide tax exemption for both data center construction and operations.

Under the tax exemption umbrella, T5 Data Centers is exempt from paying sales or use taxes on major equipment and supporting infrastructure during construction of the new build-to-suit data center. The savings during construction are expected to be significant for T5 as well as for T5's customers. It also means that T5 Data Centers and its new customer will be exempt from taxes related to data hall IT deployments and facility operations, which includes expenses for servers, hardware, equipment, and taxes on electricity. To qualify for the tax exemption, a cumulative anticipated investment of $75 million has to be made in the data center over five years.

"With the new data center tax incentives, North Carolina becomes an even better location for companies seeking to build a high-performance data center facility," said Robbie Sovie, Vice President of Construction Services. "The tax savings during the construction phase are substantial, and our customers are already talking about reallocating those tax savings to assist with continued investment in the Kings Mountain data center. This new tax incentive package continues to make North Carolina one of the most cost-effective locations to build and operate a data center."

The tax exemption savings new Kings Mountain tenants receive under HB 117 are in addition to the agreements T5 Data Centers has negotiated with the City of Kings Mountain and Cleveland County for 30-year rebates on real and personal property. The combined tax incentives make T5's Kings Mountain campus an attractive location for data center investment.

For more information about T5's data center services, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an "always on" computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5's data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

Media Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

Fulham Names Mark Needham VP of European Sales

Experienced Sales Executive Tapped to Spearhead European Expansion for Fulham's Lighting Solutions.

Hawthorne, CA, USA (March 5, 2016) -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the appointment of Mark Needham as the new Vice President, European Sales. In his new role, Needham will oversee European expansion of sales for Fulham's expanding line of specialist lighting products, including LED drivers and retrofit kits, emergency LED lighting, and ultraviolet and specialty lighting systems.

Needham has more than 25 years of experience in the lighting industry and an extensive background in sales. Most recently he served as sales director for Venture Lighting Europe. Needham also has experience managing sales programs across Europe, including working with leading lighting distributors and OEMs

"We are delighted that Mark Needham has joined our company with his long and deep experience in the lighting industry," said Mike Bauer, Vice President of Global Sales for Fulham. "Mark's position is key to our company growth as we expand our presence in European countries. He will be instrumental in helping us introduce some exciting new products that we are about to launch worldwide."

Fulham is currently rolling out new lighting solutions based on advanced, sustainable LED technology. For example, in the past few weeks Fulham has introduced two new lighting products - the HotSpot Plus. an all-in-one unit LED emergency lighting system with a dimmable LED driver and a replaceable battery. Fulham will be displaying its line of sustainable lighting solutions at the Light + Building 2016 show to be held in Frankfurt March 13-18.

"This is an exciting new challenge with the Fulham Company to establish and grow their position in Europe with such a high quality and advanced product range for 'tier one' lighting manufacturers," said Needham regarding his new role. "I look forward to strengthening existing relationships, introducing Fulham to more of the mainstream lighting manufacturers, and appointing key agents in each country."

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in London, China, India and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252